Glorious Intruder

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I have you safe here in my tiny box—my Sunday box,

my settled and safe Sunday box with fixed parameters and expectations,

no surprises.

But seams fill and cracks appear.

I am feeling uncomfortable here with my tidy little box of devotion.

I am feeling threatened here with my commitment that will not conform.

I thought I had you contained in my dogma and doctrine.

I thought creeds kept you tame and manageable.

But there are cracks round the edges, and I am feeling exposed.

Utility over abandon has come with a cost;

safety over fidelity has made this thin soul dissatisfied, and I am feeling stretched here

as my faith fictions and controllable boxes give way to your intrusion.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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9 Responses to Glorious Intruder

  1. dorannrule says:

    Sounds like “temptation” has intruded or restlessness…. the way I feel waiting for winter to be a memory.
    Great writing and the photo is perfect.

  2. nutsfortreasure says:

    Good work!!!

  3. Your poem is beautiful Lilly.

  4. reinkat says:

    Beautiful! I am so glad you recycle.

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