Untitled Poetry Thus Far

It was the glorious escape
Reality dying as holiness came alive
When death tore like a drape
I had the chance to survive

To choose between Truth or lie
May seem a simple feat
But it proved to be a greater fight;
A match I could not meet

Like a fly in a spider web
Wrapped up, but not dead
I brought myself in here
And would now lose my head

Upon seeing this web
I said at first glance
“It’s glossy and gleaming”
Here I tossed out Truth’s chance

The web I dove into
Shone bright like a pearl
As Death’s flag, I soon saw
Began to unfurl

With “Did God really say?”
Came the torrent of lies
And all those sequential
Became my demise

The lies looked so pretty
So smooth and so sweet
But they just couldn’t satisfy
Couldn’t fill when I’d eat

With a swift, sudden hand
The web now did fall
And though I thought I was free
I missed Truth’s sudden, dear call

I reveled in the new independence
Thought I was flying so free
Maybe now I could enjoy life
Spent living for me

But “the moth don’t care
If the flame’s not real”
And faking fulfillment
Soon lost its appeal

Whence came this realization
I was deep in a hole
I was trying to dig out
My heart and my soul

Who could save me now?
Did I believe in such hope?
Could I trust something to save me
When all I had was thin rope?

To admit in all honesty
The rope was but thread
For trite remarks and clichés
 Had left my faith all but dead

What I had once believed
That to which I once clung
Never had its strength tested
Its anthem was unsung

I wrestled with doubts
I strangled my mind
I threw the Bible at God
“You said seek and I’d find!”

“But You’re too big” said I
“I can’t fathom Your power”
“And if I can’t prove You”
“How can You be my strong tower?”

I thought and I wondered
I pondered some, too
And finally I just didn’t
Know quite what to do

I was trying to leave
The only hope I had known
I was trying to resist love
From the wondrous unknown

But as I gazed at the world
With tearful despair
I could not just believe
This was “all” that was there

I knew there was more
It had to be true
If there was no God
What was I put here to do?

I refused to accept
That I was a chemical mistake
What about spiritual battles–
Was my soul really at stake?

Was I indeed a product
Of specially preserved genes?
Or was I purposefully created,
Crafted by divine means?

I was always one step
From proclaiming belief
Yet always returned
To the one unturned leaf

Why could I not prove
What I wanted to claim?
Why could I not accept
“Unseen” power in Jesus’ name?

But then something clicked
Then something went BOOM
Blinding light let me see
Holiness shattered doom

If I could prove this omniscience
If I could explain to a “T”
This God of impossibles,
How could He then save me?

But if God is the Truth
If He’s ultimate power
If He’s all-consuming love
Sin can do nothing but cower

The world as I see it
Is a jeweled box full of air
The cover is attractive
But inside nothing’s there

We strive for perfection
We want beauty unmarred
We applaud the intangible
And leave everyone scarred

But if Christ is the Bridegroom
And we are His bride
His love purifies us
It was for our stains that He died

Beauty unmarred
Truth, flying free
Power unrivaled
Has been vested in me

Reality as we know it
Cannot compare
To the holiness and might
Of the Lord Who is There

“For I am the LORD your God, who churns up the sea so that its waves roar–the LORD Almighty is His name. I have put my words in your mouth and covered you with the shadow of my hand–I who set the heavens in place, who laid the foundations of the earth, and who says to Zion, ‘You are My people’.” – Isaiah 51:15-16

“But I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt. You shall acknowledge no God but me, no Savior except me.” – Hosea 13:4

“Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the LORD your God. Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the LORD who makes you holy.” – Leviticus 20:7-8

“The distance all around will be 18,000 cubits. And the name of the city from that time on will be:

THE LORD IS THERE.” – Ezekiel 48:35

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