The playground is dark
and surrounded by underlings who are here to
play with my mind.
They spin the merry-go-round with worries and what if’s?
as my faculties begin to decline.
I hear a voice of terror
come whispering, spooking, and screeching
as I swing back and forth between depression and
pleasure of the most frustrating freshly kind.
I slide down
and free fall into the tempting reveille
Watched, always watched by two pairs of eyes
who both have plans for the souls of all men.
One, that of an enemy
who sees all the ugly of me.
The mess of my madness,
the pain of my questions,
the dust from which I came,
who do you think you are?
Ashes! Ashes of wondering, ashes of sick, ashes so utterly undeserving,
I’m going to make merry with you,
I’ll watch while you suffer,
make plans for your death,
and while you live you will have nothing
Yet, another pair of eyes beckons,
shows a vastly different see,
Oh! Love even as my heart breaks for you,
to see light, only look for me.
The playground goes bright with no sign of shadow,
No room even for dark.
Surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses,
rooting, all rooting
for the free.
He spins the merry-go-round
with what is above and beyond,
heart wounds to suture,
a hope and a future.
A voice with so sweet a face,
He calls me
My child, My dust one,
Your new name
Forever is grace.
I slide down with questions,
things that still don’t make sense,
a limp, and an “unfair”
and He says “I am He to whom none Compare.”
I am your dream giver, your recompense.
And Oh Child I see all the “ugly” of you, but Satan has played the fool
because I will take your ugly
and make it nothing but beautiful.
I see your mess, and I will weave it all together,
Never forget my love, my chosen,
you and I will be together forever.
You came from dust, you came from ashes.
but you will win beauty’s crown,
because you are Mine,
and the whole world knows my Name and Renown.
Yes you will stumble into pride but I will always be near,
But My child, my sweet one, my Love, do not fear.
This park does not belong to him,
this temple belongs only to me,
so do not let him make prisoner
those whom I’ve already set free.
I am always on time, and always for you
Rejoice today is our day
I make all things new
So come on love
And let’s play!