The Wounded Perfect Life

Untoward moments
Marked,
Scars ripped,
Signs of real.

Past pain,
Unkept,
Straining stains
Physical failure
Stories of seminal
Personal…

Embarrassment.

No longer perfect.

Glamor gone.

Sadness of reality,
Ruddy renting of skin,
Now the norm,

Coursing serpentine,
Flesh ironed smooth,
Multicolored gloom,
Blues, purples,

Past joy of youth
Now empty,
Body frail,
Foundering.

But then,

You…

Lighting grace.

Lighting paths,
Lighting homecoming,
Tomorrow now new.

Soulful,
My broken body healed,
Glorious in your eyes.

In your hands,
In your touch,
My heart repaired,
Renewed,
Ever living.

For in your compassion,

Scars uplifted,
Frailty and faults,
Rejoiced.

Bloom of life,
Lush love,
Complete commitment…

Your portrait,
Now me,

Brush strokes forever

Of the wanted,

Of the wounded…

Perfect life.

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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45 thoughts on “The Wounded Perfect Life

    1. Thank you Dorothy! I really appreciate your thoughts!!

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      1. You’re welcome. What’d you think of my a.m. post? Did it come across as angry to you?

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      2. No…not at all angry.

        Dorothy, your words are always so instructive and meaningful…and most importantly, framed in God’s grace.

        I thought it was just right!

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      3. I received a comment that my work made me seem like an angry person. That’s why I asked. The person later commented, after I stated that I wasn’t mad/angry, that maybe it was hard to tell with texts.

        I just wanted to see if anyone read that into my work.
        Thank you

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      4. Hmmmm…I didn’t sense that at all Dorothy. Your points were spot on. We need to let the Father direct us…period.

        Personally, I so much love your notes and guidance. You help me stay centered!!!

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      5. Thank you. The comment was a one time visitor to my site. I consider the source and adjust my thoughts accordingly.
        You’re so insightful. I appreciate your input.

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      6. Just callin’ it like I see it my friend!!!

        🙂 !!!

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      7. You got good eyes my friend 😊

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      8. Yes…Dorothy.

        Yes I do!

        🙂 !!

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  1. This is beautiful, Bill. Like a wilted flower being watered and given life again. Perfect!

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    1. Oh…Brandi…that is exactly the notion I had in mind. But you nailed it with the wilted flower so desperately needing water; I hadn’t thought of it that way…but it’s spot on! Thank you my friend!!

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      1. You’re very welcome, Bill! Yeah.. that’s the thought that came to mind when I read your words. A wilted flower… So… there you go! Lol.

        Hope you’re enjoying your Tuesday, my friend!

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      2. You captured it just right…and if you’re ever looking for a topic… write about that one! I’m so sure you would craft a gem.

        I am having a nice evening, but it will be better when I’m done with my company work. Not long now.

        I wish the same for you!

        😊

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      3. You’re the best! I’m glad your evening is going great and I hope it gets even better.

        Thanks for the well wishes! ☺️

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      4. And the same for you my friend!!

        🙂 !!

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  2. Wonderful that rebirth … Life never ceases to amaze us and gives us magical and unforgettable moments of love …😄

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    1. Exactly the way I feel Mamen. Thank you!!

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      1. I will!!

        So many thanks!!

        😊

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      2. Happy afternoon for you .. Here it is already night … Hugs of light, Bill, friend ..💖

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      3. The same for you Mamen…hope you have a restful night!!!

        🙂 !!!

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      4. Thank you very much, I hope you have also rested when you read this ..😊

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  3. i like this, how scars are uplifted into something beautiful, and the bruises are like a palette of victory on the skin, gentle fingers touch and heal the hurts. you create a moment where the outside world ceases to exist and it is just these two souls who define the most beautiful healing by being broken yet accepted wholly.

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    1. Oh….Gina….your words are so beautiful and meaningful to me.

      So much appreciated!!

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      1. my pleasure Bill, sorry for the late reply, my day just got so very busy.

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    1. Thanks Gianna. I’m beginning to understand a new voice.

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  4. I *love* how love heals so many things.

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  5. The last thing to leave is hope….absolutely beautiful Bill :O) x

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  6. Beautifully penned !!

    😊

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    1. Thank you so much Jamie! So glad that you liked it!

      🙂 !

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      1. You’re welcome !!

        😊 !

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  7. Wow, Bill…the imagery captivated me!

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    1. Thank you Ally! I appreciate your kind words.

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      1. My pleasure, Bill.. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much! Really glad you enjoyed this!

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      1. You’re welcome 🙂

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