Like A Flower

Like a flower I bloom,

A burst of color in the room.

Laced with leaves and petals,

I provide softness against the metals.

Bright and alive like a tree,

You’ve planted this life in me.

You water me with Your reign,

Providing purity and releasing stain.

Radiating I am in the meadow, so full.

Providing a way for others, using Your tool.

Dancing in the wind against the sky so blue,

I wonder what You did to make me more like You.

Ya see, this is the way I want to be,

A shining messenger for You, in me.

But I can’t seem to be that precious flower,

I’m like a seed looking up a tower.

Searching for soft ground to lay,

Me, the seed, searches day after day.

Your purpose for me is real, this I know.

I’m just waiting for that opportunity to show.

No matter what, this seed, will search for that door.

That door that will open and allow me to share You more.

Vanessa K. Eccles

© Copyright 2010

Like the wind I sway in mind,

Searching for and hoping to find,

Something that is unknown to me,

Happiness I hope it to be.

I’m like a buoy floating in the lake,

Back and forth for goodness sake.

I no longer want to be hot or cold,

Can’t I be warm and still live outside the mold?

Keeping in mind that failure may be apart of life,

All I need is to be a servant and wife.

No matter what dreams may have gone,

Those open doors were never shown.

I can kiss some hope good-bye today,

But I know that for my purpose You’ll provide a way.

No matter what all I need,

Is to find contentment in the life You feed.

I’m sorry, Lord, for my failing heart,

My solemn prayer is to find a promising start.

A start of life without failed dreams, what if’s, sadness, and regret,

One where Your dreams for me are met.

Vanessa K. Eccles

© Copyright 2010