COL (Cry Out–Loud)

This week we’re taking a short break from Life 2.0 posts. Instead, I’m going to be posting a poem that I wrote more than a year-and-a-half ago. I’ve recently been reading old journals during my time with God, and came across this. I think it still rings true for now.

I smell like cologne.
I’m grabbing my phone.
I’m texting, “LOL,”
but I just can’t quite tell
if all this vanity
and the insanity of being a teen
Is really worth it.

All the worldly pleasures.
I’ll never count for anything
by these world’s measures.
I can always do more.
All the isles at the store
full of clothes and hair spray.

You make me free.
They make me bound.
I feel so lost,
But with you I’m found.

And you say
That I’m yours,
And maybe I hurt you when I run.
And maybe this isn’t all that fun.

I wear my hair up–my shirt unbuttoned with a T-shirt underneath.
I care about what they see.

But now I see you and it’s not about them and it’s not about me.
I care about what you see.

You make me free.
They make me bound.
I feel so lost,
But with you I’m found.

It might be absurd,
But I’m grabbing your Word.
And praying, “Save me!”
The world won’t make me free.
And you are all I need.

I can’t be defined by the lies.
Not by someone else, Lord, only by Your eyes.
I’m rubbish on my own,
But you promise to bring me home.
And you already payed,
And now I am yours.
I am changed by Your Spirit.
Not on my own merit.
The flesh says,
“I need more,
and this vain world’s lots more fun.”

But I choose to believe the Holy One.

You make me free.
They make me bound.
I feel so lost,
But with you I’m found.

I wear my hair up–my shirt unbuttoned with a T-shirt underneath.
I care about what they see.

But now I see you and it’s not about them and it’s not about me.
I care about what you see.

You make me free.
They make me bound.
I feel so lost,
But with you I’m found.

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6 thoughts on “COL (Cry Out–Loud)

  1. That’s so cool! For me it was a hard poem to read – like it didn’t flow like a poem, but it’s really good! 🙂 I like poetry. 🙂 (Just to clarify: Not like Shakespeare or anything crazy. Just basic poetry that has good rhyme.) 😉
    -Erin (YWW)

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  2. I’m back again. 😉 Just wanted to say that what I meant to say was that all the poems I read have where every line or every-other line rhyme. Not that yours was bad or anything. I hope I didn’t come across that way. 😮

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