Wednesday, December 26, 2012

here's to you, friend...

I didn't want to think you were right, and I may be wrong in even writing any of this. 
We talked about it the other day. 
You were upset because of where your friendship is/was (whatever that status is) with him. 
I didn't speak much because I want more than anything to believe that I am okay, and maybe even be there for you when you're not...especially with this situation. 

But I want to tell you. 
It is still difficult for me. 
It still has the ability to hurt my heart and I hate that. 

Isn't it strange how God knew we would be hurt by one person in such a deep way?

Of course I can't help to think that's not where I should stay. I can't always focus on how I was hurt...but sometimes it seems like I will come back to that. The past can sure be daunting. It's uncomfortable, even. 

I know there is forgiveness. I will move on from this. We will move on from this. 
Isn't that strange and exciting? 
This will be a part of our stories, separately and together. 
There will be beauty found in those stories, along with the hurt. 

God is crazy. 

But, I want you to know that I'm so glad we're friends. 
We're odd. Very odd in our ways. 

But we're so blessed. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

some type of rap dance

My feelings haven't done so well lately.
While equipped to direct me in an uncertain way,
I'm left with chaos that only intends to curl up and stay.

If there's a way out, I've blocked them all
Thinking I'm running, but instead I fall
Right into the very trap that I envisioned I was far from
I made sure I kept my distance, but I was wrong

I've named it apathy, anxiety, and self absorption
But I'm not even sure I could really put my finger on it
Down up down up down up.
No, this isn't a strum, but it might as well be
Every string that is plucked creates more uncertainty

Heavy eyelids, no. That's too cliché.
But I'll let it all go away.
I'll let it all slip away.
Amidst the dull thump of what used to be a heart beat.