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needing all the nonsense shook out.

Love wants to reach out and manhandle us,
Break all our teacup talk of God.

If you had the courage and could give the Beloved His choice,
Some nights He would just drag you around the room by your hair,
Ripping from your grip all those toys in the world
That bring you no joy.

Love sometimes gets tired of speaking sweetly
And wants to rip to shreds all your erroneous notions of truth
That make you fight within yourself, dear one,
And with others,
Causing the world to weep on too many fine days.

God wants to manhandle us,
Lock us up in a tiny room with Himself
And practice His dropkick.
The Beloved sometimes wants to do us a great favor:
Hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.

But when we hear He is in such a "playful drunken mood"
Most everyone I know quickly packs their bags
And hightails it out of town.



katherine h. said...


Emily said...

Amen, sister friend! This quote fit my mood today! Hope you're having fun in Utah!

Taylor Yves said...

hah, was the word dropkick really around in his time?

m.a.f said...

taylor--probably not! but the translator used it and i kinda dig it.

Anna said...

I love this and I really love your blog :)

Amber said...

I also dig the use of "dig" and "dropkick".
Perfect quote.

Mrs. Blimes said...


JKreids said...


why do we not want what He has when what He has is what's BEST for us??

Jacob C. said...

love this!

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for the romantic that is you..