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Warrior Poet Circle: In the Mirror

I have bemoaned the brokenness
The pieces lying ’round in chaos
Without order, random… what word?
‘Ugly’ I decide with a judgmental sniff
I looked for patterns, peered for answers
Brokenness has no antidote, no pill
To make sense of the nonsensical
Or right the wrongs, mend the pains
Blame didn’t work, comparing–a dead end
Pretending, exhausting; but time passed
And time, not the savior as advertised,
Only seemed to amplify the lack inside
Angry at what I saw, still angry at those pieces
Jesus entered and hope arose again
“I’ll help you, Jesus. I believe…
We’ll put this back together, you and me.”
I tried my best, but it didn’t change
The more I fixated, the more I pushed
I moved Jesus from His place
And guarded my project vigorously
Frustrations mounted, desperation jabbed
Jesus’ hand fell graciously on my shoulder
I looked up to see what He had to say
“I’m not interested in putting it back together
I am interested in making you new
I didn’t break it, but I can heal you.”
He reached down and carefully eyed
The pieces I had rejected and often despised
“This broken piece will glorify me,” He smiled
With every one, He picked up and held it tight
“This broken piece will glorify me” –again
I heard it over and over, comfort carried strength
There was no way to undo what was done
But there is a path of healing to walk
Lost is restored, broken made whole

In the sea of pain, one voice still calms the storm
In the way of trust, truth shines bright as dawn

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit. –Psalm 34:8

And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” –Revelation 21:5


20110425-122442.jpg Welcome to the 38th edition of the Warrior Poet Circle. Time to pull up a seat, gather around the fire, and pour out our verses.



  1. Can a poem be a psalm? In this case, I believe so.

    Thanks, Jason!
    Jay Cookingham recently posted..Overcoming your stuffMy Profile

    • Wow, thank you, Jay. This was definitely coming from my depths so I’m so glad that came through. Blessings to you, friend.

  2. Powerful poem, Jason. I really loved this one!
    Jason Vana recently posted..Freedom Giving GodMy Profile

    • Jason, thank you so much.

  3. “The broken piece will glorify me.” Mighty and powerful. Our weaknesses do become His strengths. Beautiful Jason.

    • He kept the scars after His resurrection even with a glorified body. Those things we long to hide and hide from are to be made whole and used for His glory. I’m more convinced than ever! Thank you, Floyd.

  4. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not —to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. ~ 1 Corinthians 1: 27-29

    He takes our pieces, our brokenness, and our weakness… and uses them to His glory.
    Dusty Rayburn recently posted..Consumed by AngerMy Profile

    • I can’t help but stand amazed at what He does and how He does it. Thanks Dusty.


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