Monday, April 24, 2017

Let Me See You

I spent a lot of time this week thinking about the gift of marriage.  A lot can happen over the course of the decades, both for the good and the bad.  When my husband and I were starry-eyed teenagers, we thought we saw Beauty when we looked in each other's eyes.

What we really saw were
 dreams for the future,
wisps of imagination
and hopes we envisioned
and longed to embrace.

As the years sped by, and life dropped in, those visions faded, and not all of the dreams came true. But something deeper was birthed as we began to see the true heart behind the eyes. Something snuck up on me when I wasn't looking. 

The wrinkles became
And the weakness
seemed strong
As I looked at the scars
won by living
and facing the world
as one. 



If beauty is in

the eye of one who beholds,

let my eyes see you





Where is Grace?

Behold the sun shines

on the good and bad alike

eye of Grace watches


And my heart
sang a song
birthed from the place
where God must see me
with eyes filled with Grace.  

My own lines
and wrinkles
may look ugly to me
the scars
that I've gathered
from the heat of the years. 

But God looks through 
His Grace-Lens
And views 
His Beloved, His Own
clothed with a beauty
from His

  "Many waters cannot quench love
    rivers cannot sweep it away."
Song of Songs 8:7 NIV 

These Haiku are offered as part of the #Haiku #Poetry challenge set out by Ronovan Hester at his site:
Ronovan Writes 
where the prompts are "Behold&Eye."
Take a peek over there for some fun with Haiku!  

I am also linking today with:
Meg Weyerbacher, #TeaAndWordTuesday

Jennifer Dukes Lee, #TellHisStory