Thursday, January 21, 2016

Home

BIRDHOUSE (HOME)
Home
a nook, a cranny
a space for me

But
all my places are borrowed

none of them
belong to me

I borrow
sometimes even
make myself comfortable
it feels like it's mine
my room, my neighborhood, my language, my culture

But it's not.

And

I have to give it back
eventually
I always have to give it back.

Yet
I have kept
something

part of everywhere
inside of me

I may not BELONG
anywhere
but 
everywhere
belongs to me
goes with me wherever I go
and 
waits for me
in a place
I'm still learning to know

Store up
THERE
Friends 
Connections
memories
love -

nothing can destroy
nothing can take it away.


There
with You
I will take out
these treasures
look at them
touch them lovingly
arrange them
and I will be
finally 
Home.   
                     (Matt. 6:19-21)


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

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5 comments:

  1. Michele, your prose is always so beautifully descriptive. Thank you for not only be a part of the Velvet Ashes community, but for contributing your thoughts in such meaningful ways!

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    1. Thanks, Patty - so glad there is a Velvet Ashes to be part of! :-)

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  3. This is beautiful! And yes, I agree. Store treasures up THERE. Everything else fades.

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    1. Yes, it does, Jenilee. And while I'm missing friendships, relationships, HERE, it helps to remember that they are stored up waiting for me and I can pull them off the "shelf" when I get to my real home, no matter what happens here....

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