Being Covered


Being covered

in raiment of another’s choosing

labelled you Lost.

Lost to sight,

lost to self,

you laboured to be

whatever you were called,

and laboured in vain.


being covered

in raiment of Another’s choosing

labelled you  Loved!

Loved by sight,

loved for self,

your labour to ‘be’


you simply became.

Being covered






inherent characteristics

and the you


exploded with colour

and fragrance

and beauty…

11 comments on “Being Covered

  1. Robert Rife says:

    A theology lesson in poetry. Nice.

  2. Caddo Veil says:

    This really speaks well to me, Melody! So many years of trying to figure out, and be, what someone else said they wanted (just to have them change their minds, if I got close to accomplishing the impossible task)…and I also have a glaring memory that is the literal interpretation of your opening line, but I won’t go there. “The you inside exploded with color”–that’s what I’m living now, Hallelujah!!! God bless you–love, Caddo

    • melodylowes says:

      Ah, the glory of the transformation! 🙂 I love you for it!

      • Caddo Veil says:

        It’s funny, how I’ve forgotten how much blood sweat and tears went into it–must be like labor pains, eh? (never had them, myself–not a mom) To be more honest, I suspect the abundance of pain meds killed a LOT of memory cells–but even that is covered by the Blood, so I’m grateful (no condemnation).

      • melodylowes says:

        Life in general kills brain cells, I think! 😦 And the whole no condemnation thing covers a LOT of territory! Yay!

      • Caddo Veil says:

        Oh good, I’m feeling better and better!!

  3. Debbie says:

    This one made me cry .. .you are really ministering to us with your poems, Melody! Thanks so much!

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