Monday, April 23, 2007

livin' ok in the idk

school was an oxymoron
when the classroom was my playground
and the playground the only real challenge
color-coded folders and textbooks
check lists and due dates neatly crossed off
waking up at 4am to make flashcards
smiley faced stickers and pats on the back
and the thrill of 100% like two eyes
that stared back with perfection
with a flower in her hair
and vertical lines of A's like a zipper
whose teeth meet for that ideal smile
fact junky who chased the thrill
of mystery with extra research
toes tapping under desks and a raised hand
but even algebra slowly fell into monotony
because everything worked out
when the letters changed back into numbers
history was always a straight line with perfect dots
and four numbers standing at attention
we got to cut things open in science class
but the teacher had a name for everything
and the frog never knew what hit him
so I dove into literature
digging into Shakespeare's poetry
like dinosaur bones
always asking if there's more
until the teacher reached into the top desk drawer
and took some aspirin
but even stories had a formula
that is

until I met You

" Do you think you can explain the mystery of God? Do you think you can diagram God Almighty? God is far higher than you can imagine, far deeper than you can comprehend, Stretching farther than earth's horizons, far wider than the endless ocean." Job 11:7 (Msg)

"Within the mystery of Jesus, all that is foolish teaches all that is wise, all that is weak conquers all that is strong, and death itself is swallowed up by life. Here truth and mystery stand side by side and immerse hungry souls in their sea." Steven James, Story

"Mystery is good. It keeps people searching. And periodically--when they discover something they didn't understand before--they get to see a little more of what I am like. I like watching brilliant minds try to unravel the mystery . . but I also love watching people mesmerized by the simple treasures of life. Some of the most simple things often reveal my desire for splendor in your lives." Lanny Donoho, God's Blogs

1 comment:

Jessica Lee Anderson said...

I've enjoyed reading your work, Kristin.