Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously.
the ones that threaten
and leave us with
it hurts and
it isn’t fair and
if we could read crystal balls
our world wouldn’t
shatter quite so much
but when the heavy iron
falls and the shards
we find out
no place to
the one made
good and beautiful with
good and beautiful dreams
crafted by a
good and beautiful
now has a passport
to where she’s always
straight through those
into the wild
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12 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Broken”
I love that when we are broken we can be magnificently re-made by God. He is our creator and our designer. (Your FMF linkup neighbor #21)
We work so hard to appear whole–but only when we embrace our brokenness and turn it over to Jesus can we fly free.
Great work, Amanda, but, well…oh, dear. Not feeling too great this morning, and at first I read “we hide from life’s hamsters…”
And now I can’t get it out of my head.
They train upon the hamster-wheel,
the rodents that we fear,
train to put us through ordeal
and to make it clear
that the hamster rules the land,
without boundary or limit;
it’s a world we’d better understand
for friend, we just live in it.
And now they’re coming out in force,
so red in tooth and claw
steady on their fateful course
and laying down the law
that we better have a really good
supply of favoured hamster-food.
Ha! Now that conjures images straight from the Nutcracker. What a great reply! Thanks Andrew. Hope you are feeling better today than you were.
Wow Amanda!!! Incredible!! Deirdre FMF#3
Thank you Deirdre!
This is so beautiful and full of hope for the broken.
Visiting from FMF#33
Wow, thank you Kym, that is encouraging.
Amanda, so beautifully spoken. Thank you for this blessed post. Blessings.
Visiting from FMF#37
Thank you, Paula!