Accept

verb (used with object)

  • to take or receive (something offered); receive with approval or favor: to accept a proposal.

Me

Like it’s that easy.

Like the something

offered is something

I want,

because I know

there is no accepting

only part

of You.

Can’t you see how full

my arms are

already?

 

You

Even as I breathed into that

void, I knew

what was coming. As the light

exploded the life

into being, even then lurked

the shadow.

But ah, the song of you!

The way you came

into My mind, fully

formed, fully known.

Of course.

It was very good.

 

  • to agree or consent to; accede to: to accept a treaty.

Me

It seems You haven’t bothered

to wait for my consent.

After all, You never asked

if I wanted to be born.

 

You

The question was

answered before

it was asked.

I knew the cost, just

as I knew that

you would not

understand.

 

  • to respond or answer affirmatively to: to accept an invitation.

Me

I’ll have to think about it.

I’m not yet sure

You have proven

it’s worth it.

How do I know

You’re good?

 

You

I can endure

anything for

the joy of it,

thinking of you

at My table.

 

  • to undertake the responsibility, duties, honors, etc., of: to accept the office.

Me

It seems like an awful

lot to ask.

It’s hard.

It’s a sacrifice.

What’s in it for me?

 

You

Yes, I know

they will mock.

Yes the glares, the folded

arms, the secrets,

the betrayal. The spit.

Yes the nails,

the torture.

The journey into death.

Yes the bewilderment,

the accusations, the rage.

Yes the rejection, the turning

away.

Yes the silence.

Yes.

 

  • to receive or admit formally, as to a kingdom.

Me

In the end, I guess,

there’s heaven.

It doesn’t seem fair, really, the way You

go about things,

but if this is my only choice to get there,

I suppose

I accept.

 

You

You see but darkly.

Soon you will see face

to face.

You know but part.

Soon you will know the whole

of Me, the entirety

of yourself,

breathed out,

known,

covered,

held.

 

2 thoughts on “Accept

  1. I love the way you’ve written this one.
    Thank you for posting your blog more often.
    They always cause me to think more deeply and from different perspectives. I stand in awe.

    Sent from my iPhone

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