Saturday, July 27, 2013

Words

Words.

They are dear to my heart
And my greatest enemy.

They are my tool
And they are my treasure.

I stumble in them
And I stumble over them.

There absence makes me anxious
Their excess strangles me.

I rarely take them at face value from another
I always wonder about what's really behind them.

They lift my spirit
And they crush my soul.

Spoken or thought
They consume me.

I say so many more than I don't want to
And I can't stop them from running through my brain.

I hope for them they don't come
I drown in the flood of them.

They change my perception
They fall prey to my interpretation.

I fear my own are misinterpreted
And yet silence is not my strength.

I love words
And I hate them.

Words love me
And they hate me.

I am consumed.



1 comment:

JESSICA REYNOLDS RENSHAW said...

Have you heard Hawk Nelson's song
"Words"?

"They've made me feel like a prisoner
They've made me feel set free
They've made me feel like a criminal
Made me feel like a king

They've lifted my heart
To places I'd never been
And they've dragged me down
Back to where I began

Words can build you up
Words can break you down
Start a fire in your heart or
Put it out

Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You

You can heal the heartache
Speak over the fear
(Speak over the fear)
God, Your voice is the only thing
We need to hear
(We need to hear)

Words can build us up
Words can break us down
Start a fire in our hearts or
Put it out

Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You
(Back to You)

Let the words I say
(Let the words I say)
Be the sound of Your grace
(Sound like Your grace)
I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You

I wanna speak Your love
Not just another noise
Oh, I wanna be Your light
I wanna be Your voice

Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You
(Back to You)

Let the words I say
(Let the words I say)
Be the sound of Your grace
(Sound like Your grace)
I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You
(Back to You)

Words can build us up
Words can break us down
Start a fire in our hearts
Or put it out

I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You"


Isn't that wonderful?