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Topic: TEARS - (as in crying) (10/04/04)

TITLE: The Face That I Look At
By Heather Reed
10/04/04

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The Face That I Look At

The face that I look at
the face that I see,
an unwanted person
staring back at me.

I turn off the light
I soon disappear,
the light coming back on
Is my only fear.

The face that I look at,
who could it be?
The ugly image
is me I see.

Everyone says that I am wrong
the beauty is within,
and that is the place
where the love begins.

I feel so different
I feel it is a shame,
this life God has given me
has all been a losing game.

I try to pray
in hopes he'll understand,
but I am blinded by my guilt
and I refuse to take his hand.

One day I hope to heal
and begin a better life,
to become a better Mother,
Sister, Daughter and Wife.

But for now I will sin
for there is nothing I can do.
I feel that I'm not strong enough,
to be guided through life by you.

So I will turn my back
and hope he can see that
the pain I hold inside
Is The Face That I Look At.


Member Comments
Member Date
Teresa Lee Rainey10/11/04
Ah, you may see someone less than beautiful, but God sees His precious child. He longs to show you the beauty you hold within.
You describe the sorrow of so many, so accurately.
Phyllis Inniss 10/11/04
Don't worry, you must have a beautiful heart inside. Give the Lord your hand to hold and let Him take you through. Blessings.
addie mattern10/11/04
Wow, you write a good piece of poetry!

Every single person is precious in His sight!

~Addie
Norma OGrady10/12/04
nice poem
enjoyed reading it
Yeshua bless
Norma
L.M. Lee10/15/04
very well written poem.
Rose Gingerich10/16/04
Heather,
My heart bleeds as I read your entry. I believe Jesus' heart bleeds as well. He understands our pain. Very well written poem, expressing the pain of not accepting ourselves for who we are and who God made us to be. He will wait on you with His hands outstretched. Heis saying "Come unto me, all who are weary and heavy laden." He truly does care! Been there, done that! Keep writing!
Blessings,
Rose
Marina Rojas10/17/04
Dear sister Heather,
I could hear an anguished heart in this writing; and only God can fully heal hurt like this. Your writing has moved my heart to tears.