Sunday, August 6, 2006

Sunday Scribblings: Who Else Might I Have Been?


Who else might I have been
if everything came easily;
if Good Enough came without a fight?

My weaknesses would have remained frail,
but they are gaining vigor
and will one day be called strengths.

My joy would have remained mirthless,
but the delights that are mine
which are found interspersed
between difficulties and pain
fill me more abundantly.

So when I ask like a beggar
Why does this have to be so hard?
and my fists shake toward the heavens
and my salty drops fall,
I am answered
softly and slowly
with a question—
Who else might you have been?

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Suzie Petunia said...

Beautifully put. I always marvel that we are GIVEN weaknesses for the purpose of making them our strengths (Ether chapter 12, or 2? something like that...) Doesn't it seem counter-intuitive? God must know something I don't. ha ha. But I know too that it is true. Why can't it be that we are given "ok talents" to make into strengths? Seems less painful, a shorter road. But I guess if life were easy it wouldn't be hard. :)

Tori said...

I love this Britt! I am going to have to print this out so I can read it often. Do you mind?

Oh, I LOVED the prize!! When I saw the picture of it and saw it was a "T" I was hoping it was for me. :)

Love ya much, my pokey little cousin! ;)

paris parfait said...

Beautifully-written piece. And a good point about challenges we are presented making us stronger.

brittany said...

t--I'm glad you like it. I was gonna tell you that you might have to look at the picture of it for a month or so before you get it, but somehow I forced myself to get to the post office.:)

of course you can print it, do whatever you want with it.

Bug said...

I loved the salty drops line. Beautiful!

MiandMiksmom said...

I love the reminder that our weaknesses do become strengths...if we hang in there. Beautiful words!

Kara said...

How are you so poignant all the time!? It doesn't come and go, you just are. I love your beautiful words, I love your mucky mind, and I love your generous heart. I'm so lucky to be able to call you sister!

travelin jamie said...

I love this picture and the poem!
Hope all is well!

b/sistersshoes said...

You are beautiful and so are your words :)

xxx darlene