Friday, 26 July 2013

Five Minute Friday: Broken

It's Friday.
The day we write for the love of writing.
5 minutes.
Today's prompt is 'Broken'
GO

I heard the smash from the next room.
It couldn't be helped, the cupboard is too full of mugs
All stacked higgledy-pigggledy.
So a fall is inevitable.
Unless your reflexes are really good.
And your catching better.

I breathed a sigh of relief that it wasn't a 'special' one.
There are anniversary ones
Valentine's day ones
Mummy ones
All in there with the ordinary ones.

But it wouldn't be the end of the world would it?
It's just ' stuff'.
And mugs can be replaced.
And things can be glued back together.

And God?
He holds all the pieces of my brokenness
In his outstretched
Scarred
Worn
Tender
Gentle hands.

He puts me back together over and over again.
And through my brokenness
His light shines more brightly.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen. This is lovely. You may also like to know that he 'wallpaper' on my computer says: "God will fix your broken heart if you give Him all the pieces". It serves as a reminder to me every time I put the computer on. Ruthie x

Jessica said...

Love this poem. its great. what a great reminder that really all that we have is just stuff.


Jessica
http://mybeautifulli.blogspot.com/2013/07/five-minute-friday-broken.html

Karen Sandford said...

Thanks Ruth.
Too often we think brokenness means we've failed.
God uses it all x

Karen Sandford said...

Thanks Jessica. I'll pop along to yours later!