Thursday, March 18, 2010

I wrote this?

Several years ago this was written on a blog of mine, by me, and I have no recollection of putting these lovely thoughts together but geez louies do they give me the chills now.

Psalm 23 - Jason Upton

to see a light
to be easily distracted
by life, dis ease
life should you be so easy on a heart so full, and ready
and waiting?
these legs are willing
able-bodied, they jog idly in place
the mind oggling at nothing
for this, all of this, is nothing


Friday, March 5, 2010

What does it take?

To be accepted.
To understand, better yet to be understood.
To know what you want and to go after it.
What does it take to do something "with all your heart."
To never look back. To never wonder, "what if?"
To be content.
To find peace.
To find the silver lining in each and every,
to love you just the way you are.
To know you have a choice and to choose it well.
To run until your legs are on fire.
To love as if you'd never known the pain of rejection.
To be rejected.
To call out and never hear a word and still believe.
What does it take to have faith in the midst of failure.
To keep on keepin' on when the wait is to unbearable.
To sing without fear. To dance without shame.
To write down the words you're too afraid to say.
To strive. To strife. To toil and tear.
To fight for what you believe. To fight for the life of another.
To fight for the freedom of a country you've never before met.
To fight for gold. To fight for your own life against an inevitable death.
To fight for joy, daily. To take every thought captive.
To captivate and dream.
What does it take to just be you and allow me to just be me?