Ashes For Beauty
I lived most of my life in hate and mistrust
Ugly and rotten, I was full of disgust.
I will admit that I did things for spite,
Living in darkness, a child of the night.
My look was so hard, I wore mostly black,
I was so mean, cutting others no slack.
Full of self hatred, Yes, full of disdain,
I would burn my flesh just to feel the pain.
I lacked all things good, with you, I will level,
I worshipped demons, I loved the devil.
When I would dress up in ribbons and sashes
Still, my mirror, reflected only ashes.
Then one day He found me, so full of myself,
To Him I was worth all of Heaven's wealth.
He left His home, Yes, He left the angels
To hang on a cross, for hours He dangled.
Laughed at and scorned, He hung naked in shame,
And during that time, on His mind, was my name.
I dwelt so long on that horrible vision
I knew it was time to make a decision.
I knew that it was He who took my place,
Would I accept His offering of grace?
Indeed, I decided that I would trade
Ashes for beauty, my decision was made.
~ Melissa Sanders ~
( 12-10-01 )
[ by: Melissa Sanders © 2005 (email@example.com) -- submitted by: Melissa Sanders ]
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