11 January 2016

Alive


I think that I forgot that I’m alive.
This breath that enters my lungs is a gift,
And when my eyes flutter open in the morning,
Would that I could see only that I am blessed beyond compare.
There is a girl who sits in darkness, on the threshold of death itself.
She makes a blood pact with her wrists, spilling bright red life.
The door is stained with it, but death will not pass over,
Because it is an invitation, saying that the Passover Lamb was not enough,
Not enough to hold back death’s embrace.
So she lets it come, nearer and nearer,
Until there is no life in her hollow eyes, underlined with shadows,
No brilliant wonder when her lungs fill with air and then let out poison.
If this is life, she says, I do not want it.
But I have life.
I run barefooted through the snow and it stings,
And I laugh and throw my hands up to meet the cold wind.
I have life.
I have life because mine was bought.
And if I could live every day proclaiming that,
If I could breathe every breath in victory,
If I could let the light which is embodied within me shine forth—
Would she see?
Would her sinews and bones remember that they were created to live abundantly?
There is life, my girl. There is life, and it is pouring forth from my fingertips when I move in the slightest,
There is life and it breaks through my lips like song.
There is life because death did not win,
Because a Savior took his last breath on a cross and died,
But the tomb was empty of his bones and he appeared,
Not as a ghost, but alive, with red scars on his hands and his feet and in his side,
Showing where he laid down his life for you to live a life alive.
That is my lifesong—that death has no more dominion,
Hell has no more power.
The Resurrection and the Life has come,
And the tomb
Is
Empty. 

22 comments :

  1. Beautiful words Hannah. I am going to try to write poetry. Hopefully it'll work out! :)

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  2. gorgeous poetry. i love it so much ❤

    i forget that i am alive. too often, i am swept up in my daily routine of school, dance homework sleep and forget to take a deep breath and look around.

    but when i do, the beauty of the world is overwhelming. and that's when i remember.

    xo
    emily

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    1. Thank you so much, Emily! And amen. :-) Glad you enjoyed!

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  3. goosebumps. mm, baby. i got them.

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    1. That's good...I think? XD *glomph hug*

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  4. AMENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN. *throws snow and dances in it* God, I need your resurrection here. <3

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    1. Aw yisssss. <3 <3 And amen to that, too.

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    1. Thank you so much, Morning! <3 God is good.

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  6. this literally gave me chills. SO beautiful.

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    1. Oh man, I'm so glad! Thank you so much, MaryShelley. It's always amazing to see the ways God touches people through poetry.

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  7. Lovely poem Hannah and thought provoking as well. I like some of the analogies that you drew.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lydia! That makes me so happy. :-D

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  8. YES. this is such a glorious, and beautiful poem.
    i adore you xx

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    1. THANK YOU! Ugh, Elisabeth, you are so nice! :-) It's all God, all the time. :-D

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  9. WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
    BFIUSNLKSNCKI'ADKMLKAM
    THIS
    POST
    HAS ME GETTING CHILLS AND AIR-PUNCHING AND ALL KINDS OF OTHER THINGS OMW. HIIIIII. YOU BRILLIANT PERSON YOU. ugh.

    "There is life and it breaks through my lips like song.
    There is life because death did not win..."

    This. Is so beautiful. This is so truuuueee. Jesus came back to life as a human being in a physical body to prove to us that living HERE in a physical body is the way, it's God's way. It's perfection. Thy will be done, right? On earth as it is in heaven. It is finished. gAH.

    Praise the Lord. ♥
    and thank you for this. :)

    love,
    abbiee

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    1. AW YISSSSSS!!!! Adjkfngwkoaongfownefo I love your comments so much. YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY! *dances* But yes. What can I say? Any words that move you are God's words, not mine. I'm glad that He gave them to me to slap on my blog. :-)

      And AMENNNN! Praise the Lord indeed. For resurrection has come and we can live like we're alive. :-D

      Thank you for your comment, Abbie. Seriously. Every time. :-D

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  10. I think that I forgot that I’m alive.
    Wow, what a first line. This poem is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much, Serena! That means so much to me! :-) Thank you for reading!

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