Monday, April 17, 2006

The Wall

The Wall

Kansas

I'm woven in a fantasy,
I can't believe the things I see
The path that I have chosen now
has led me to a wall
And with each passing day I feel
a little more like something dear was lost
It rises now before me,
a dark and silent barrier between,
All I am, and all that I would ever want to be
It's just a travesty, towering,
marking off the boundaries
my spirit would erase
To pass beyond is what I seek,
I fear that I may be too weak
And those are few who've seen it through
to glimpse the other side,
The promised land is waiting
like a maiden that is soon to be a bride
The moment is a masterpiece,
the weight of indecision's in the air
It's standing there,
the symbol and the sum of all that's me
It's just a travesty, towering, blocking out the light and blinding me
I want to see

Gold and diamonds cast a spell,
it's not for me I know it well
The treasures that I seek
are waiting on the other side
There's more that I can measure
in the treasure of the love that I can find
And though it's always been with me,
I must tear down the Wall and let it be
All I am, and all that I was ever meant to be, in harmony
Shining true and smiling back at all who wait to cross
There is no loss
As I read these words, I am reminded of my own path, and how God so diligently and faithfully has touched my life, steadily reconciling who He made me to be with the reality I live out. Many times, the process is painful, almost unbearable. Yet, He is there, helping me to tear down the wall, holding me together, reforming my heart and life. Many times, the wall is of my own thinking and making, and is due to the deceptions and lies I have believed. The wall appears to be solid rock, and yet, it is thin as paper. Perhaps the most difficult thing to obtain is the thing one already has been given....

3 comments:

Margy said...

That is one of my top fav Kansas songs, and reminds me of my path too, and the issues I'm still in the process of sorting through on this journey. Praying for you guys.

GoteeMan said...

Thanks, Margy...
We appreciate your friendship, and I hope you guys have a great week.

Kevin J. Bowman said...

Thank you for the prayers!