I took pen to paper and then I drew my face
A portrait so dark and true
A horribly ugly picture of me
So precise, as I ever knew
The lines I drew were jagged
The details so dank and dark
No beauty shone out of its frame
Each facet full of scar and mark
In shame I turned my eyes away
To see my true self laid bare
So hideous was myself to see
Unable to look, I could not dare
But the Father lifted up my chin
Lifting up my shame filled eyes
And when I saw what He did see
My heart and soul did cry
For there in place of horrid self
Was Jesus Christ my King
He’d covered up my scars and marks
And oh, did my heart sing!
Where ugly dreadful self once was
I saw only his loving face
Filling up disfigurement and wounds
To bring beauty to a desolate place
My God did see me as a lovely child
He only saw the grace
That covered me, once ugly child
Now reflection of his holy place
Self portrait now was pure and true
And told a different story
About how disfigured, marked and lost
Now reflects only God’s own glory.
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It is rare to see such exactness to my own life in your writtings. I have written several poems with similiar meanings such as yours. Thank you for your words... keep writting
Wow! A gift! A well crafted, annointed expression of God's love touching a life. Beautiful!