Chosen

Chosen

Though I’d not known of her before
She came to ask a favor for

Her homeland lay in deep despair
She sought a space for healing prayer

My soul came forth; agreed that day
For I deeply felt the need to pray

Much had changed in this new land
Hidden purpose, beyond my plan

We gathered close, seven seats
Joined in God, our twin heart beats

Direction came: Reach forth into
This circle where God’s power moved

Cold fire filled my once numb limbs
I felt the help my hands could bring

Lord, I feel you through my arms
Power to heal such tragic harms

A reply came strongly; I was blessed
A deep-held knowing, a nod of yes

You’re here despite my lack of worth?
I’ve been derailed since my very birth!

A voice came forth, grace from sin
An exchange ensued deep within

These lips have lied a thousand times…
     All men whisper tales, truths disguised
     Your penance paid when your spirit cried

But my hands have thieved from men of trust…
     No man is free of deeds unjust
     Forgive yourself, an act you must

I’ve harmed this body, no longer pure…
     No man escapes the world’s allure
     Your heart is mine, of this I’m sure

Thank you, God, for choosing me…
     My dear, you see what they do not see
     It’s clear to you; You belong to Me

Dissolved

The core of Earth runs through my veins
Its rivers through my womb
And when this fire burns away
Dear Earth becomes my tomb

The air I breathe dissolves my mind
The winds of change refresh
And once the leaves blow away
The past leaves through my breath

The moon, she glows within my heart
Our rhythms in perfect phase
Cycling through the ebb and flow
Of life’s unending ways

For all my wants, the land provides
Nourishing and sweet
Its seasons carry me back home
Full circle and complete