September 19, 2011 at 12:17 pm (Poems) (, , , , , , )


by Lisa VanValkenburgh

Empty has never felt so full

In the light of all that darkness can’t defeat

You fill this vessel flowing over

Till all that’s left of me is You

And empty has never felt so full

Full of unimagined beauty

Full of unlimited favor and affirmation

Full of Life that breathes and stretches time

Full of all that captures Your Divine


Drained, dragged, drowned and pulled

I am among the thick of me

Floundering, forgotten, flailed, and fallen

I taste the vile flow of my own reflection

Made of the fractured light of those around me

Seeking the high thoughts and praise of those full of void

Oh Empty – Elohim – do Empty me again

Then…empty will fill as full as the sea

Of life – and action – I’m bending my knees

Empty – oh Empty – this solemn and sulk

To the brimming and overflow of Your endless brook

Broken and humble – and standing tall

I am Emptied – Emptied

Emptied into Your Hand – and full

Full as never before…I am Emptied

And – Empty has never felt so full

~ 2011 ~

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