Friday, March 4, 2011

The Book


The Book















I see You dressed
in fine leather and
embossed in gold.
My fingers lightly
trace Your spine.
And when I hold
firmly this Truth I
know that You too
are mine.
My backbone and
my strength.

Wearing a layer
of dust today, the
telltale giveway
that I have gone
in search of other
authors with their
more updated
less antiquated
quick fix, readers
digestable versions.
But I find it hard
to draw meat
through a straw.
And I return.

A paradox? Some
would claim. And I
cannot deny, the
apparant contadictions
but my convictions
stand firm in the
belief that I have
found The Way
It is a road map,
and I will follow in
the footsteps of the
One who will lead
me through tears
and blood stained
red letters to the
X that marks the
spot. The Cross.

This mystery that is
Gods Autobiography
and my biography,
both a sword that
will pierce and
liberate my soul.
It is my history and
my future. I will read
the book, on and on
page after page,
losing myself and
finding the lost me
found in the
conclusion that when
You finally close the
book on Revelation, it
will be, my Genesis.


Posted for Theme Thursday and imperfect prose

10 comments:

Kim Nelson said...

Beautifully written. With exceptional word choice and lovely cadence you have shared something very dear to you.

whenwordsescape said...

You have chosen the most important book to write about...thank you for sharing from the heart.

Everyday Goddess said...

Excellent writing.

nic said...

so much truth and beauty in this post, elaine. may the end of this story be my genesis too.

alittlebitograce said...

oh i like this, especially the final line!

life or something like it said...

Oh wow. This is me, my heart. So well written! I am going to print this off and put it on my fridge. THANK you for this piece.

Joybird said...

This made tears spring to my eyes, unexpectedly. Surprisingly. I love "This mystery that is Gods Autobiography and my biography." The way these words illuminate His story and ours entertwined because He is Author of them both, showing us what the results of our choices will be in this Choose Your Own Adventure life.

Christine said...

Finding it hard to draw meat through a straw, very well told. So much searching goes on when everything is right here in the Book.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Thank you. Beautiful.

Meryl
http://www.departingthetext.blogspot.com

Cathy Kozak said...

Lovely rhythm, exceptional imagery. Cuts right to quick.

I discovered your blog through 'imperfect prose', which I just linked to for the first time. I'll be back...

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