I use to write poetry very often and even performed an original poem once at a church convention when I was younger. I am willing to share so much, but poetry is one of those things I often keep very private. I hadn’t written anything in years, but I missed it and asked God to awaken that gift on the inside of me again. This is something I literally just wrote. I hope it blesses you.
WITH AN OPEN HEART
How do you manage to love someone like me,
When my soul and flesh have been misused and confused?
With my mouth and words I express my love for thee,
But my actions are so transient and fleeting.
How do you steadily manage to give me chance after chance when I put you last?
My comfortability in this relationship should not give me a pass.
You love me unconditionally, so what’s the condition?
Why can’t I trust you with my complete submission?
This life is so confusing, but somehow with you it makes sense,
You calm the storms in my mind, with you I am content.
So Lord, my prayer everyday is that you be patient with me.
My spirit is so willing, but my flesh is so weak.
Please acknowledge my scarce efforts, I’m doing my best.
Your word says you aren’t like man, you won’t abandon me like the rest.
So to you I’ll stick close, and hope you can see my heart.
In all your ways you are perfect, help me to do my part.