I am joining with Lisa Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

The word is “Laundry,” so here we go.

What shall I say about this topic today?

Shall I speak of the whites and colors,
Hot, warm or cold?

Shall I speak of the dirty laundry not to be aired?

Or shall I speak of something else, such as filthy rags?
The filthy rags that my righteousness is compared to by the prophet Isaiah

I cannot clean myself up and make myself better,
For this is filthy rags to you.

My own pretentious religion, disgusting to You,
For You know the real me, You wanted the authentic me.
Not the cleaned up, perfected me
Which isn’t and never will be.

You’ve chosen authenticity
as the necessity of love.
Authentic wanting You,
More important than inauthentic
Looking like I do.

Not sure where this all leads to.

Just the ponderings of

You being the potter,
me just the clay.

Five Minute Friday

4 thoughts on “laundry

  1. Dear Shannon
    You have touched my heart deeply with your poem. Oh yes, there is no place for hypocrisy in our Pappa’s economy. He takes and loves us just as we are, but He never leaves us the way He finds us. All He desires from us is to love Him and abide in our Lord Jesus!
    Blessings XX

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