This is taking it back a bit & i’m again revealing my super-un-coolness….but a song I’ve REALLY been enjoying during my morning runs has been “dandelions” by five iron frenzy. Before listening to it while running I don’t think i ever really listened to they lyrics…there are parts that honestly move me to tears…which feels silly..tearing up jogging listening to a light, pop-ska song…oh well.
The premise is seeing “flowers in these weeds”.
Two sections that “get” me:
Because i’m a mom & i remember picking dandelions for my mom.
Running to her beaming bright,
while cradling his prize.
A flickering of yellow light,
within his mother’s eyes.
She holds them to her heart,
keeping them where they’ll be safe,
clasped within her very marrow,
dandelions in a vase.
She sees love, where anyone else would see weeds.
all hope is found.
Here is everything he needs.
& because I’m a “flawed saint”:
Fathomless your endless mercy,
weight I could not lift.
Where do I fit in this puzzle,
what good are these gifts?
Not a martyr, or a saint,
scarcely can I struggle through.
All that I have ever wanted,
was to give my best to you.
Lord, search my heart,
create in me something clean.
you see flowers in these weeds.