Me – a Poem

Loser.
Trash.
Worthless.
Discarded.
Unwanted.
Stupid.
If you would only.
Why don’t you just.
What’s wrong with you.
The voices – some aloud, some silent – accuse.
Abuse.
Misuse.
Dismiss.
Deny.
Walk away.
Too hard to help.
Too much trouble.
Not worth the effort.
The voices – some outside, some inside – retire.
Leave.
Go.
Quit.
Stop bothering.
Stop caring.

Enough.

Picked up.
Dusted off.
Tears dried.
Hugged.
Loved.
Fixed.
The still small voice – His voice – silences all others.
His love is greater than all my flaws.
His love remains when all others leave.
His love isn’t conditional on my perfection, but my acceptance.
His love doesn’t fail.
His love doesn’t quit.
No one is too hard, too broken, too anything for Him to love.

In turn,
Following.
Stumbling.
Growing.
Changing.
Becoming.
Loving.
Loving even the voices that made me once feel worthless.
For I am loved.

-PLM

 

Originally posted on Theology Web and Larilee’s blog.

Posted here because I meant to post it here first… I miss my brain, really, I do.

 

Me

(Note: posting this here and my other blog. Originally posted on Theology Web)

 

 

Loser.
Trash.
Worthless.
Discarded.
Unwanted.
Stupid.
If you would only.
Why don’t you just.
What’s wrong with you.
The voices – some aloud, some silent – accuse.
Abuse.
Misuse.
Dismiss.
Deny.
Walk away.
Too hard to help.
Too much trouble.
Not worth the effort.
The voices – some outside, some inside – retire.
Leave.
Go.
Quit.
Stop bothering.
Stop caring.

Enough.

Picked up.
Dusted off.
Tears dried.
Hugged.
Loved.
Fixed.
The still small voice – His voice – silences all others.
His love is greater than all my flaws.
His love remains when all others leave.
His love isn’t conditional on my perfection, but my acceptance.
His love doesn’t fail.
His love doesn’t quit.
No one is too hard, too broken, too anything for Him to love.

In turn,
Following.
Stumbling.
Growing.
Changing.
Becoming.
Loving.
Loving even the voices that made me once feel worthless.
For I am loved.

-PLM

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor

Which at the moment, is me.

The continuing story of my crazy, falling apart life is chronicled at my other blog, ever so aptly named Larilee’s Blog. Online diary, disaster report, faith journey and random meanderings all in one convenient place.

So, what about Archena’s Weblog? Well, for starters, I do plan to finish the first True Slayers novella here. After that, in addition to publishing short stories I’ll discuss writing, my writing and all things literary here.

For those interested, I’m planning to compile the existing chapters into a first draft PDF. When the novella is complete, the final version will be an ebook – but you will still be able to read the first draft here. I have lots of plans for Jack and company so the adventure will continue – but I probably won’t try the serialized version again.

I have two other novels in the outline stage. I plan on publishing some excerpts here – assuming anyone is still reading this by then!

I have a number of other blogs to attend to so for right now, my target is to publish here monthly beginning in August or September. If all goes well, I’ll go to a weekly schedule to complete True Slayers. If not, well, it will get completed eventually.

Which brings me to my final thought for the day – thank you, Mandy, for your encouragement and everyone who has commented, supported, critiqued or at least read my work here. I do so very much appreciate it!

 

Til next time!