Friday, February 26, 2016

You Tried

You tried to take me from this place
But I couldn't be moved
I was miserable either way
Fully covered even when nude
My spirit hid from liberation
My chains felt so good
And I grew fat upon starvation
You know it is true
I grieved in summer
And celebrated the deepest winter
The only thing that made me smile
Was rain washing away the day
Dear God I am such a sinner
Without joy or guile
I hide my face
But when I hear your name
I know
Yes I know the truth
The rain brings life
Every bit as much as the sun
I cherish the darkness
For the solitude
But I welcome the light
Brought by the one

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr.