Poem: Time And Place

I have been waiting
Oh so long
For a time to love
A time for peace
A time to embrace.
Finally
It seems to others
That my star is rising
That darkness is clearing
Light shining through.
Yet I have feared
I have wrestled
With the weight
Of their hopes and expectations.
For while they cheer me now
Will they do so
When I fall?
Will they see
The beauty in weakness
In vulnerability?
For a reckoning is coming
My limits exceeded
My mind and body
Protesting ever louder.
I keep my silence
As I don’t wish to disappoint
Or be disappointed.
Yet my errors are growing
My weakness made manifest.
The time to confess
Has come
And I know not
If my place can survive it.
Yet I believe
I was born
At the proper time and place.
So I am made
For such a time as this.
All I can do
Is be who I am
In this moment.
Lean into vulnerability
Share honestly.
Let the Spirit lead me
Where She wills.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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