Thursday, November 4, 2010

some days

some days
i don't want to be broken clay
i want to be a strong useful vessel

some days
i don't want to be a smouldering wick
i want to be a flame

some days
i don't want to be a bruised reed
i want to be healthy and whole

some days
i don't want to be grace under fire
i just want the fire
to go out

linking to imperfect prose


Michelle said...

Oh, I hear you. I remember so clearly last December, when I firmly told the Father " I Do NOT want to be a part of THIS club!" upon a the reality of a new normal.

But the continual reminder, that He is the Giver of only good gifts, and abiding under His shelter we can look forward with hope, even in "this" condition, "this" club.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and enjoying with me the beautiful simplicity by my sweet girl.

LauraX said...

oh sweetie.. I know, I know...I want this for you too. I haven't been visiting much, I'm's been a rough time for me too as you know...but YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY HEALING PRAYERS!!!!


beth said...

i think we have similar thoughts today based on our posts.....
i love that !

ELK said...

thinking of you ..knowing these word could have been written by me as well....

Jodi said...

Joining you. Some days I don't want to turn the other cheek and go the extra mile. I'm grateful for grace.

Mama Zen said...


Kay L. Davies said...

I know exactly what you mean. I also know you feel that way now but you won't feel that way forever. Maybe the basic problem won't go away, but your ability to stand up to it will resurface.
Luv, K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Graceful said...

Nodding my head and muttering yes to this, dear friend. With you in spirit...

emily wierenga said...

oh leslie, yes. i pray this for you. that you may be whole, that you may know wellness. i love you.

life or something like it said...

i don't want to be an example of grace
under fire
i just want the fire to go out

I have been there.

deb said...

oh, Leslie.
and this is wonder too... a testament to you even .
because you are real.
we love and lament and rejoice and resent... we are whole even though.

love to you.

Rick said...

Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow ... words and prayers are all I have to offer. May you be granted the strength to endure and find comfort in the hope you have. One day our old bodies will be cast off.

Kati patrianoceu said...

Oh, I HEAR you, sister! My life looks, I'm sure, very different from yours, but in its own way, my life preaches values and forbearance when sometimes I just want to rest and feel normal.
re-quoting as a reminder to myself that I'm not alone:
i don't want to be an example of grace
under fire
i just want the fire to go out

B. Meandering said...

I esp. like the last two lines. Grace under fire sounds glorious, but the reality is something quite different. I hear you, friend---your words resounded in many hearts today.

Tracy said...

Goodness, how much I recognize myself in these words, too. And especially these at them moment since I've not been feeling well: "some days
i don't want to be a bruised reed, i want to be healthy and whole" Healthy would be good. :o) Your gift of words always delights my heart, Leslie... thank you. Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

S. Etole said...

You hit the nail on the head with this, dear Leslie ... I understand so well and my heart is with you.

alittlebitograce said...

me too!

Francesca said...

I hope that you have many good days, when you feel better. Your writing is beautiful.