You Spent Me

You needed me

I signed up

When I said: I am yours

You took me at my word

You asked me

Will you do this for me?

Will you go?

Far away from your home?

Take this with you: my love

I said yes

Off I went

Back and forth for 30 years.

Gave it my all

Sometimes it didn’t seem like much

Or not enough

I forgot about seeds

They surprised me

Then I remembered

Where that seed came from

You

That is why the fruit is so sweet.

 

You spent me

Now restore me

Am I being too demanding?

Maybe

You were the one who said

Ask, seek, and knock

And keep at it

Until something happens

And what about that woman

Who badgered the shady judge

Until he gave her what she wanted

Justice

Or the neighbor

Relentlessly knocking in the night

Finally the door is open

And the other neighbor

Hands over his bread

There is something about you

Always trying to get my attention

Trying to get me to talk to you

Like a middle school boy

Playing tricks on me

Until I notice you

Or you just show up

When I am not expecting you

Saying

Here I am

I love you

Ok

Please restore me

© 2011 Julie Clark

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Categories: God, Love, Poetry | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “You Spent Me

  1. Analia

    Julie, your writing is AMAZING! it comes from your heart and from your real intimacy with Jesus!
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Nathan Clark

    wow, that’s good mater. I like how honest and full of faith you are in this poem,

  3. Susan Saba

    Yes. Julie. That is the heart of it. I stand with you asking for RESTORATION. Like only our crazy, wild Father can do!

    Happy to be on this adventure with you!

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