A poem for all who hate their bodies

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A poem for all who hate their bodies

Postby asc » Wed May 02, 2012 8:36 pm

Some of us have body image problems because, like me, we were born with a disfigurement, some because we are not the size or shape we wish, and some because of body dysmorphic syndrome.

Although surgery has meant that I now look and sound virtually normal, I have been very aware, since my midwifery (and by the "Smile Train" advertisement), of the shock my cleft lip and palate must have been to my parents. I was thinking about this on a Quiet Day today "Treasure in Cracked Pots", while still processing some things from the weekend, and I feel that the Lord wants me to share the poem I wrote:

My human looks don't matter - I'm just an old, cracked pot,
And what I do seems little - but I am worth a lot!
I may not like my body, my features or my size;
I still contain God's treasure, when I don't realise.

I may know human frailty - but I've God's power within.
It is this power inside me that helps me to begin
To do the work He's planning, despite my weaknesses,
As His own Spirit fills me that others I may bless.

Perhaps it is by "leaking" that I His work may do. *
He knows me, and He uses me, that His love flows through.
I need not wait for service until I am made whole,
But, daily filled with Jesus, press on toward the goal.

Lord, fill me with Your treasure each moment that I live,
That I may "leak" Your presence, Your blessing I may give;
And refilled every moment, my cracks You beautify
Until, made whole and perfect, I'm called to You on high.

* search for "The Indian (or Chinese) Water Carrier"
Ann www.annspoetry.weebly.com / www. annssmallpets.weebly.com
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" 2 Corinthians 12v9
"You are God's masterpiece." Ephesians 2v10 God doesn't make junk!
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Re: A poem for all who hate their bodies

Postby Eppie » Thu May 03, 2012 7:41 am

Beautiful poem Ann, Thanks for sharing
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Re: A poem for all who hate their bodies

Postby Beautifully_Broken » Thu May 03, 2012 6:52 pm

This is beautiful Ann, thank you! x
With Jesus I can take it,
With Him I know I can stand,
No matter what may come my way,
My life is in your hands.

It's lonely when you don't even know yourself...
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Re: A poem for all who hate their bodies

Postby sally » Thu May 03, 2012 6:54 pm

Hello Ann,

what a powerful poem. thank you for posting it.
It actually made me cry cos things feel really difficult for me the last few weeks.
I'm trying to think how to remind myself to read it a few times cos it is full of hope and Gods promises.

Thank you again, Sally
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Re: A poem for all who hate their bodies

Postby asc » Fri May 04, 2012 10:52 am

I'm glad you found it helpful. I'm sorry some of you have been, or are, going through a tough time at present, and pray that you will find peace.

A lot of psychiatric medication causes weight gain, which, I know, doesn't help body image problems - but what people see is not the real YOU. God sees what is inside. My worst weight gain was with a gynae medication.

I may post some other poems and a link to my website soon.
Ann www.annspoetry.weebly.com / www. annssmallpets.weebly.com
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" 2 Corinthians 12v9
"You are God's masterpiece." Ephesians 2v10 God doesn't make junk!
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Re: A poem for all who hate their bodies

Postby Eppie » Sat May 05, 2012 9:59 am

I'm sorry things have been really difficult for you Sally. E x
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