Monday, January 16, 2012

Identity: Christ's Own Forever


Identity


I reshape
With the color, movement, and pattern
Of a turning kaleidoscope
Showing variegated emotions---
Hate and love; joy and grief.


Yet here I live.



I romance
A bright blue sky in October,
Hot chocolate and a good book,
Ocean winds through my hair,
Cooling rains dripping down my skin.


I revel in wonders.



I pursue
Confidence from knowledge,
Respect paired with trust,
Love and laughter around friendship,
Great variety found in beauty.


I seek these things.



I hope
You see me in these words
About simple things;
Though my words stumble, trip,
I am just a fallen human.


He is not.



I follow
The Greatest Teacher
The best Friend anyone could.
All beautiful things are His.
And He is my Lover forever.


My identity resides in Him.


--Abigail Hope Neff (Grade 9)



3 comments:

Franklin Hoecke said...

Your published Abigail! Congrats! Get ready for some competition.

Alice C. Linsley said...

Franklin, join the cheese poem contest. Details are here:
http://teachgoodwriting.blogspot.com/2012/01/chesterton-on-poetry-and-cheese.html

edpacht1 said...

Wow!
There's a depth of imagery here that I just don't expect from a freshman. This is a strong and mature piece, and, yes, Abigail, for me also, my identity resides in Him. Thank you for saying it so well.

ed pacht