Your Body

September 8, 2009

Your Body is Beautiful,
folds upon folds of layered skin,
with scars, burn marks, cuts, and bruises.
With each harsh word and awkward stares
adding unto the manifest glory
that will be Yours when all these pass
into the light.

We are beautiful.
For if we are one,
if we are of the same body,
if we were meant for all ages to be one creature,
then nothing temporal can change
the eternal reality of us.

I delight in the trials,
I rejoice in the nails, the whips,
the accusations, the shipwrecks,
the stones,
for all will be rolled away,
and yet be part of that day.

The pain we feel now is part of that
joy, of that love, that is to come.


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