Five Minute Friday: Deep and Wide

It is Friday. That Means Five Minute Friday. WOOT WOOT. First: The Rules:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on::: Wide

Deep and Wide

The World is full of broken people.
And I am one of them.
The stories of the broken are deep and wide.
Deep and wide.
And the pain of the broken, their sorrow, their hurt,
It is also,
Deep and Wide.

The World is full of broken people.
And I am one of them.
Sometimes I start to remember, to reflect,
so far back,
and then come the tears.
Tears that are full of depth and width.
Another layer is uncovered,
A layer of hurt, anger, fear, frustration,
pain.

The World is full of broken people.
And I am one of them.
I turn to the wall.
Smiles.
In picture frames.
I used to hang picture frames, with no pictures in them.
Because someday, someday I wanted a family, a big family, to fill those pictures.
And I look at the wall,
The Width of this wall,
And see pictures, with smiles,
Smiles with depth.

The World is full of broken people.
And I am one of them.
In the depth and width of pain,
there is healing.
There is a fountain I remember,
as a child,
standing among children,
no mother, my father not yet there,
Yet my grandmother,
There she is in the crowd,
Watching,
Full of love,
Love that is deep and wide,
as my hands move to the song,
“There is a fountain flowing Deep and Wide”.

The world is full of broken people.
And I was one of them.
I went to the fountain.
To the fountain of the one who knows the broken,
and calls their name.
And I drink.
I drink and do not stop,
And neither does the fountain stop flowing,
This fountain,
That is deep and wide.
And I look in the depth of my life,
In the width of my life,
And now,
I see Love.

And I Drink from the Fountain

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8 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Deep and Wide

  1. Visiting from Five minute Friday. What a beautiful poem. You have such a gift, but so much more is that I could relate to it. It brought me back to when I was there as a child, as an adult, as a mom.

  2. “The world is full of broken people and I am one of them.” I love this. I am one of those broken people. And the past couple of weeks I’ve been aware of more brokenness around me. It saddens me but at the same time I’m thankful I can lean on Jesus. He takes care of my brokenness.
    Beautifully written!
    Stopping by 5-Minute Friday.

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