Arson

He stirs the waters
A storm on the horizon
Like the rising sun
He will not be ignored

Unsettled
Learning to rest in this
Rushing forward to the eye of the storm
There, in the center, peace is found

With every breath, Yahweh
Breathe him in
Breathe him out
Not gasping anymore

Every step of the way you have fought him
In acceptance and denial
But he has made you this way
He is proud of your fire

Your rebellious nature is one you have been brought up to carry with shame
Yet he breathed it into you at conception
His spark started a flame in you that only love can tame
And he is proud of your fire

Yahweh the arsonist set souls on fire with a new spirit
Though flames are something we have been taught to fear
Because we see only immediate destruction
Rarely has the time been taken to see the new life birthed from these fires

He is proud of your fire
He puts that fire in you
And you’re not going down in flames
If anything, you’re only going up

Bright Eyes

They called her bright eyes
Because her eyes shine bright like the stars, like her mind
They say she lights up every room, even if she’s hiding
With her soft demeanor and her smile that is kind

But she worries that her flame has gone out
She can’t shine for them anymore
She can’t even shine for herself as a cloak of darkness overwhelms her
Not knowing she’s still burning, deep down in her core

Fighting to become the person that they all thought she was
Forcing deep breaths in and out of her tired lungs
Not ready to face the fear she has become
All she sees before her she thought she’d left behind; thought she was done

They’d never know this all is crushing her
Trying so hard not to collapse beneath the weight she carries
On her shoulders, in her heart, she can’t bear it
Just drop it, Bright Eyes, let it go

She used to be a fire, unkempt
She brought warmth, light, and danger
She was wild, and they loved it
If only they could see her today

Maybe all she needs is a spark
Strike a quick match on the stone she is becoming
Light up her eyes; light up the world
Keep her close to your heart, she’s more than just a girl

There was a time when she was the life of the party
Maybe she could make her way back there again
Just warm her up, watch her go
In a sea of joy, we could watch her swim

Climb with her to a high, high peak
Let her be a lighthouse to those who don’t know they’re lost
Don’t let her hide, can you save her?
Maybe soon she can save you too

You see, they called her bright eyes
Her eyes are brilliant, her mind is bright
She thought her flame had gone out in her weakness
But she was wrong; she is strong

They call her bright eyes
Watch her as she burns