Make Me

By Michael M. Barrick

A poem for the New Year…

Make me.
Take me – wholly.
Make me – holy.

Though you give me free will, make me Yours.
Make me be light in darkness.
Make me be peace where there is conflict.
Make me be love where there is hate.

Make me be grace.
Make me be hope.
Make me be strength.
Make me be courage.

Do what You must.
Do not consult me – please!
Make me take You with every step I take.
Make me one with You until I breathe no more.

Then, free me to make those I’ve left behind crave for You.
Free me to make the world yearn for You.
Free me – to make others like You, to be You.

© Appalachian Chronicle, 2014.


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