Echoing Words

6 comments
Listening When He Speaks, Poetry

God, 
let me 


speak








words 



that drip








and only 



stick








honey sweetness

to another’s

soul


Oh it
can be a wicked
member

Lord, help
me 
tame



My flames

My tongue



Harness 
it
with leather 
made 
of love



Knowing words
is just 
rubbish



Speaking 
heart-drenched
sounds

brings You 
into
the room



Echoing…



Newborn 
wails

and

Pounded 
nails



As I 
kneel and 
peer
into my 
dusty
heart
and
tabletop porcelain 
nativity 
scene



I hear
echoing
words 
of Your
love




Followed
by
my plea



God!
Pray Thee,
help
me!



To
gift
others


into Your
dream


As my
words
are 
heard




Echoing…




Down halls


across 
screens


and
within
flesh
and
blood




beating
hearts








* this poem is part of One Shot Wednesday 
and their ginormous poetry round-up.
go here to read more offerings.


* my words were prompted after reading this piece


* photograph: taken and modified by me, A Simple Country Girl


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6 thoughts on “Echoing Words”

  1. I read this earlier and needed time to soak it in … our words are those of life and death … may the coals touch our lips that make them lovely.

  2. Beautiful. And yes, I need to utter this prayer, too — to speak and write love-soaked words. You are lovely.

  3. Wow. I echo this prayer. You say it so beautifully. Merry Christmas, Beloved! Your friendship–my gift :). Love to you.

  4. i forgethow powerfulthe gift of wordupon heartsand thechoiceto actually use wordin the asking for helpwith using wordsounds goodto me

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