Saturday, February 18, 2012

Is. 61

Isaiah 61
I sometimes wonder if there is no greater prison
Than the one I’ve built around myself
I wonder if I have worn a mask for so long
That I cannot even recognize myself
I don’t realize who’s doing the thinking, the talking
Nor the acting
I’ve locked the doors, and never had a key
Or if I did, I’ve long lost it
Back in the dreams of my childhood
Now those are just mists over distant mountains
As I grab another chain and place it on my feet

I hear of a distant Wanderer
One who knows His way
Yet no one else ever knows
I wonder if I lifted my voice one time
Loud enough to shake the earth
I wonder if He would respond to the tremors
Or would He rather smell the scent of angels
Instead of darkened earth
And tattered flesh

I feel a nervous silence in the masking
I feel the chains cringe in the asking
I immediately know
A whisper released will raise the dust
Healing oil comes from the rust
While a fragrance of hope begins to fill the air
I just released a whisper there
For that is the only thing I ever had

The earth does tremor, but
It isn’t my voice that did it
Rather it was a distant roar
And then a rumbling of the running
Something, someone running
While the earth shakes
And the sunlight comes through the cracks of the wall
The shaking is breaking my prison
Suddenly I am quite afraid

What am I supposed to do when I get out of here?
It seems this is the only place I have ever known
Who am I supposed to be when I am released?
It seems this the only way I have ever known
The rumbling is now an earthquake
I can’t even stand on my feet
And the last thing I remember
Is everything I’ve known collapsing all around me…

And the smell of Love…

K, Duane Carter 2-18-12

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