Friday, May 1, 2015

Green Pastures

You lead me 
Beside 
still waters

But not
if I will not come

You make me
lie down 
in green pastures
But
I look at them
and turn
and run

Back

to the upward
toiling
path

Do I think
It's a better way?
Do I think
I'll find a better place?
Or 
somehow
I'm helping someone
else?

By leading them on
...to what?

I know

my own pastures 
are rocky
and my streams
nearly swept me away.

To lie down 
in this 
Your pasture 

to drink 
from this
Your water

I must die

to myself

give up
my way
my plan
my expectations
my hopes.

So hard to let go.

But
When I do
I find
Your pastures
so much greener
than mine.
 

Linking up with Velvet Ashes at The Grove where the theme this week is "soul care"

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6 comments:

  1. Appreciate your gift of verse, Michele. Beautiful!

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  2. Michele, you have such a way with words. I love when you link up to Velvet Ashes!

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    1. Thank you, Patty! And thanks to all of you at Velvet Ashes - I appreciate what you all are doing there.

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  3. "To lie down in THIS your pasture." Yes and amen!

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    1. Thanks, Danielle. I have such a tendency to overlook what He's offering and keep pushing on to find my own "rest".

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