At The Core Of Me…

I looked down and saw myself
as I truly am.
Not faux, nor finished, nor heirloom
though I’d have everyone pretend.
I am someone whos quite small-minded
with a tongue like a dagger and heart of stone.
My legs, who I’ve claimed were faithful,
have been fond of traps and called them their home.
My hands, though posed in piety,
have struck out with talented blows.
So there at my core with the smell of decay.
I’ve made space for beginning, for more.
There is a seed thats taken root
within my heart of stone
and through that rock it’s growing still
to break apart it’s home.
A crack begins and I rejoice
’cause life is growing there.
Oh hope for me ’cause now I know
that I’ve been made for more!

Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has planted eternity in the human heart…”


About sarah macintosh

I am Sarah MacIntosh, formerly the lead singer for a band called Chasing Furies. I am a writer. Some writing has melody some doesn't. Some writing is for myself and some is for others. The songs tend to bubble up inside for quite some time and eventually burst out later with or without a guitar in my hand. Recently there have been towering highs and plummeting lows in my life all which have been carefully guarded by my Savior, Jesus. It is these things that have been written about on scraps of paper, tattered journals, and my faithful mac laptop. These words jotted down have swirled around in my head until they have finally come out of my mouth in melody. Melody and words have joined together and are now being carefully placed and suspended in time on tracks that will eventually be a cd. I will crack the door so that you can see what has been written... here and a a hotel... View all posts by sarah macintosh

2 responses to “At The Core Of Me…

  • Jan Jakobsen

    I agree, almost hauntingly so.

    And I must say Sarah, your latest CD really moved me when I got it and I have been playing it regularly ever since. Your music is so beautiful and varied – I just love it. Thank you for sharing your gift!

  • Danna

    Beautiful! Reminds me of Ez. 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

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