Stay . . . those feelings that i have not missed.
Stay a while with me.
Remind me that I may not be fully whole
but I am growing more so.

Stay with me fear that comes
with the wind of freedom.
Those that have not risked
have not truly lived.

Stay with me tears.
Salty reminders of my frailty
You are a gift
I will not forget to thank you
for rinsing through my soul
When I hurt most

Stay with me, emotions.
All those unbidden feelings that
I tried so hard to hide
when I was young.

(I remember the day I told myself
I will not cry.
Brave girls do not cry.
I remember too the day
that I relearned this life skill
of letting pain wash down my cheeks.)

Stay with me, my heart.
For you are tender and lovely
I choose to feel it all.
To surrender the safety
of a closed up soul.
for the wild, ragged beauty
of one fully alive.

This post was written for Five Minute Friday. . . . .

8 thoughts on “Stay”

  1. It’s amazing how we can seal off tears in the name of being tough and safe and how we die to the emotions that come and then, when God breaks in, we feel it all and in that brave life, we feel God like never before.

  2. Your words will stay with me for a long time for there are wisdom hidden between the lines that I truly want to come back to. For a long time in my life I was so foolish to resent my emotions if they were anything but positive, but, praise be to God, not any more. Thank you. I am definitely going to read this again! Visiting from Lisa-Jo’s.

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