Past Obvious

So what does it take to get a girl’s attention?

A fire? A hailstorm? Thunder and rain?

What does it take to get past the obvious

Into my oblivion? Does it have to take pain?

If I fail to be willing to be

Broken and bleeding before Thee

This might be a bit painful for me.

So what does it take to grab life at its corner?

To not look ‘round its bend to discern what comes next?

What does it take to place each well-formed desire

In Your hands? To know You know best?

If I fail to be willing to be

Broken and bleeding before Thee

This might be a bit painful for me.

So can I manage to sit in my ignorance?

Can I pretend that the rules don’t apply?

Can I befriend what only You comprehend?

Can I trust You with the how and the why?

You’ll go to any lengths to get my attention.

A fire. A hailstorm. Thunder and rain.

To get past the obvious into my oblivion,

You’ll try to get through without any pain.

But if I fail to be willing to be

Broken and bleeding before Thee

This might be a bit painful for me.

©2004 Alyssa Kate Grinstead

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