this time i mean it

i thought i was tall
but seeing you there
sitting so sure
I feel so small

i said before i’d go down with the ship
but this time i mean it
i’m learning to walk on listing planks
but now i’m sure-footed

she made your body
but i lent a hand
gave of myself
i’ll give on forever

i said before i’d go down with the ship
but this time i mean it
i’m learning to walk on listing planks
but now i’m sure-footed

there’s a story here
what part am i
protagonist
or simply a foil
i’ll play the bit part
if it means
i get to see you
steal the show

i said before i’d go down with the ship
but this time i mean it
i’m learning to walk on listing planks
but now i’m sure-footed

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the inbetween spaces

i find myself in the in the inbetween spaces
homeless with a roof over my head
settled but not planted

i find myself in the inbetween spaces
behind is a home that is no longer
ahead is a home yet to be

a journey’s worth is found in moments
some are planned some are caught
some seared and some sought

i find myself in the inbetween spaces
sojourning not homesteading
living not alive

i find myself in the inbetween spaces
waiting, expectingly for good
waiting… waiting… waiting…

strung haiku

unknown i step out
in faith i wait for your word
it comes in whispers

it brushed by my ear
though it seemed i was alone
i knew you were there

the holding, the waiting, the wanting more
the calling to greater things than i’ve ever done before
yet for now all i have is hope, selah

action i’m taking
though blinded by my frailty
i act with confidence

with peregrin speed
my life flies by unfettered
yet hemmed by your hand

out of the wreck i rise

out of the wreck i rise
broken body, lifeless sigh
brother gone and mother’s cry
new life come, i rise

out of the wreck i rise
vanished world, darkened sky
lost horizons floating by
returning home, i rise

out of the wreck i rise
circumference drawn, foreign lie
wandered off and warring tribe
promise kept, i rise

out of the wreck i rise
shattered stone, gold imbibed
famliy led resistance tried
finger wrote, i rise

out of the wreck i rise
friend is gone, another’s bride
dancing wild and poet’s eyes
promise made, i rise

out of the wreck i rise
bloody water, bursting wide
flowing down the one man’s side
curtain gone, i rise

out of the wreck i rise
fire lit, world purified
sunless days and moonless nights
new life come, i rise

out of the wreck i rise