Of Heart and Perfection

This work…
encumbered by its beauty,
facilitated and disabled by
its very means for progress,
restricted in capacity and efficiency
for the fuel and the mold limit limitlessly
the fulfillment of the passions which drive
its very cause

My range falls short…
because perfection is a farce,
though I cannot accept that reality
Divine love swells my cavity and, well,
isn’t that perfection? Isn’t that my core?
So life lives on in sheer foolishness, mocking
the very center of my existence

This heart…
was carved from God’s
He made it no secret, but alas
left little instruction for its operation
How reckless a recipe am I for consumption,
carrying this showpiece of perfected devotion
inside this armor of unachievable standards,
driven to do and get and be what is right

My measure…
Which holds the greater weight,
the virtue of spirit which clings to
the perfect phrase, the perfect action,
the perfect conscience, sacrifice and love
or the stagnant condition of a soul in waiting,
never grasping its share of illuminated stars
because it is busied surmising the quality of their edges

Inspired by the question, What negative “gifts” do you indulge in as if they were your birthright?, as posed by http://theseekersdungeon.com/2015/01/21/a-legacy-of-self-destruction/

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5 thoughts on “Of Heart and Perfection

  1. Since I consider you to be a blogging sister of mine, I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

    You can find the blog post where I nominated you at: https://livinglearningandlettinggo.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/thanks-for-the-sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

    The requirements for the award are simple:

    • Provide the link to the person who nominated you.
    • Add the reward logo.
    • Answer the five questions your nominator has asked.
    • Nominate five other bloggers and let them know via comments.
    • Ask your nominee five questions.

    You can see examples of all of that on my post.

    Participation in the award process, in any form, is of course totally up to you. My main goal is to let you know that I honor you and your blog and look forward to many years of relating with you in the blogging world!

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    • Oh wow! Thank you so much, Karuna. I am so touched by your thoughtfulness and recognition of my writing. I deeply appreciate your nomination, and even more so – consideration as your blogging sister. Way cool! 🙂 It is late and I am struggling to keep my eyes open, so I will likely tackle the process of this nomination tomorrow. I had to reply, though. You have placed an extra smile in my heart.

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    • You are so kind! And that is my favorite line too. I’m not inspired often, but when I am… it just spills out. That’s why I’ve always loved your prompts. Seems there’s always a chord to be struck… 🙂

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