a poem | five minute friday piece

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we hide
from life’s
hammers
the ones that threaten
then smash
and leave us with
broken pieces

it hurts and
it isn’t fair and
if we could read crystal balls
maybe
our world wouldn’t
shatter quite so much

but when the heavy iron
falls and the shards
splinter apart
we find out
exactly
what’s inside

no place to
hide anymore
that latent
self
the one made
good and beautiful with
good and beautiful dreams
crafted by a
good and beautiful
God
now has a passport
to where she’s always
belonged

straight through those
broken fragments
into the wild
air

I deeply believe we find our way into deeper creativity through our doors of brokenness.

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This piece first appeared at amandadzimianski.com.

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I write to invite pew-weary Jesus people to stop beating themselves up on God’s behalf, and embrace their truest identity as his beloved.

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