Thursday, November 29, 2007

God

Preface: When I started this blog, I promised myself that I would not delve deeply into religion, politics, or even love. I believe that this world spends far too much time killing people over these three things. For some, writing about deep topics helps them to get through them and mentally work things out. But for me, avoiding them in my writing helps me to increase my mental awareness of everything else that is good. With that said, sometimes things fall out of my head. Actually, that happens a lot. So, here, you will find today that I am writing about God thanks to Chris Gehler (in a round about way). He was challenged by Matthew to use the word heliotropic in his writings and I stole the challenge from Chris...not because I like to steal but because I've never been able to pass up a challenge or a dare! Anyway, this is what the word "heliotropic" inspired me to write...totally against my promise to myself that I wouldn't write about deep stuff!

Without you
Sunshine would not be brilliant
Just sunny
Sunny sun
Waiting for the blaze
Casting not a shade upon my days
To cool my limbs and light my ways
No heliotropic appetite to feed
Just growing like a weed
No hunger
No nourishment
No purpose
No effort spent
Day after day
Lacking meaning and substance
Life can be a duration of time
Wasted in a trance
Waiting for luminosity
Something visible to see
To prove
That you exist to love and move
Come alive
And guide
My hopes and dreams
Not merely growing
But splitting seams
Of painful depression
Wretchedness and sorrow
To illuminate existence
Propelling me into tomorrow
For without you
I die
A slow death
No color, no hue
Each earthly footprint
With no patina placed
Nothing good left behind
Nothing bad erased
Just existing
Never illuminating
The right path
To hurdle the wrath
Only blindly stepping
Into darkness from darkness
Faced with knowing
Exactly where it is I’m going
An aisle of destruction
Life of sinful seduction
Hearing that final sounding bell
Switching classes from life 101 to hell

Michelle Hix
2007

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6 comments:

Haylzc5 said...

I loved that video of you and your daughter in a previous post! I was actually laughing my head off!

Michelle Hix said...

Hayley!!!

That was both my daughters...not me! I wish I looked like that though! My oldest is 11 going on 21. And that picture was taken right before she played an "extra" in a movie so she was wearing makeup.

Kat Mortensen said...

Beautiful poem Michelle. It's prayerful in its own way. You have been given a gift by God and you must continue to cultivate it and let it catch the sun.

Poetikat

Michelle Hix said...

Thanks Kat!

Anonymous said...

Find Your Wings

It’s only for a moment
that you are mine to hold
The plans that heaven has for you
will all too soon unfold
So many different prayers I’ll pray
for all that you might do
But most of all I’ll want to know
you’re walking in the truth

And if I’ve never told you
I want you to know that
as I watch you grow

I pray that God will fill your heart with dreams
and that faith gives you the courage
to dare to do great things
i’m here for you whatever this life brings
so let my love give you roots
and help you find your wings

May passion be the wind that leads
you through your days
and may convictions keep you strong
guide you on your way

May there be many moments
that make your life so sweet
but more than memories

I pray that God will fill your heart with dreams
and that faith gives you the courage
to dare to do great things
i’m here for you whatever this life brings
so let my love give you roots
and help you find your wings

It’s not living if you don’t reach for the sky
I’ll have tears as you take off
But I’ll cheer you as you fly
I will give you roots and help you find your wings

Robert W

Michelle Hix said...

Love the song "Fry Man"....ditto to you.