Friday, July 8, 2011

Bruises


What color are your marks?
From whom did they come?

And are they healing?

I have bruises
in all colors and sizes
and they aren't from God

I am marked, up and down
inside and out
the sources are too grand to list
but their existence is ever present

They come in many forms:
fear
self-doubt
self hate
loneliness
selfishness
defensiveness
inadequacy
lust
judgemental- ism
and worst of all
abuse

Bruises take time to heal
even if gone on the surface
they still are bothersome
underneath

Wherever you have bruising
God step in
to lessen your marks--
to lighten their color--
to make smaller their size--
Eventually they
will heal
over time
one
bruise
at
a
time.

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