From Ashes: The Crushed Flower (For Therese of Lisieux)

The flower that is me,
Crushed – in crushing, free.
Yet still
I wilt here to see
This dying beauty.
Until
You tread in victory,
I languish in me.

Crushed by foot, by sea
Of crowd’s apathy,
I will
Yet trust, Christ, in Thee,
Thorn-crowned on a tree,
Your will
Crushed; in crushing, free
The flower within me.

Therese of Lisieux
Therese of Lisieux

Published by Matthew Pullar

Teacher, writer, blogger, husband, father, Christian. Living in Wyndham in Melbourne's west, on the land of the Kulin Nation. Searching for words to console and feed hearts and souls.

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