Five Minute Friday: Keep

Another excerpt from Loved As If. The FMF prompt coincided with some of today’s writing so I gave myself 5 minutes and here are the results.


And then there are all the things you’ve kept safe for me. You’ve kept my laughter and silliness. You’ve kept my swagger and wonder. You kept my hunger to learn and grow and become more. You’ve kept my joy. You preserved my tears, the real ones, the tears that connect to my soul. Not the ones that spilled over so the hurt would stay safely behind the high walls of the dam. Not the ones that never touched my heart but fell because they were expected or were the only way I had to get people to pay attention. And, Lord, You preserved my innocence. Four years after discovering the first wisps of its existence, my innocence is still so new, it’s existence still so overwhelming. How did You keep it? I know that’s one of those answers I won’t have this side of heaven. That’s okay. You just keep the answers for the time when I’ll have no more questions.


Every Friday,100s of bloggers set a timer, write for 5 minutes, and then publish the results. We don’t edit or engulf ourselves in concerns about whether our writing is worthy to be seen. We expose our incomplete, unpolished thoughts and words to each other and our readers. Kate Motaung’s, at  Heading Home, provides the prompt on Thursday evening. We all link our posts there and tweet them with the hashtag #FMFParty. Join us.

Tell me what you think. Thanks.

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