10.30.2016

woke up to the sun


it's been raining for so long now 
each pounding drop 
a sobering reality that never lets me rest 
the downpour keeps me moving, 
and praying 
and crying 
and comforting those who mourn


but today
I woke up to the sun 
shining through the door
dancing on the floor 
and I 
remember you are hope 
you have not let us go 
oh joy again for you are faithful 
as the morning light 


my most common prayer is please,
oh father, please, 
you cannot leave us here 
the girl objectified and sold 
the boy who scarring secrets hold 
humanity is dark as ever 


but today
I woke up to the sun 
shining through the door
dancing on the floor 
and I 
remember you are hope 
you have not let us go 
oh joy again for you are faithful 
as the morning light

the cycle of the earth is to live and die and live again 
oh resurrection come 


but today
I woke up to the sun 
shining through the door
dancing on the floor 
so please 
teach me to hope again 
and what joy really is 
and how you make the dead come back to life 















backstory: after weeks, months really, of so much sadness, pain, hurt, and unfixable problems in my life and the lives of people around me, today was a breath of hope. it began by simply being woken up by rays of sunshine peeking through the blinds over the door to my room. it's been raining for weeks, and that sun just made me jump out of bed full of hope and joy. and I realized that those have become infrequent feelings for many of us. but today, God reminded me again that after night is day, after fall is spring, and after all of this he will make all things new.

ps - this song does have a melody, but I don't have any way of sharing it at the moment!

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