Revealed

With a sunrise over the forest, you reveal yourself to me—
The trees, dense with fog, naked in season;
The ground, brown, hard;
The sky, alive, ablaze in glory—
Yet I fail to see you.

On an early morning drive, you reveal yourself to me—
Exhaust rising, 65 miles per hour,
Crossing the Potomac.
Your body is a bridge,
Yet I fail to see you.

In thousands of words, you reveal yourself to me—
Hundreds of thousands of words.
I fancy myself a scholar and
A wordsmith myself,
Yet I fail to see you.

Through a torn veil, you reveal yourself to me—
A splitting cry, a shaken earth,
Sleeping guards, an empty tomb.
The scales have fallen from my eyes,
Yet I fail to see you.

But my heart, it knows—
The way you stir it up for goodness,
The way you break it for grief and anger.
The way you reveal yourself in nature,
Roads,
Words.

My heart, it knows—
To fix itself on what is unseen,
Eternal.

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Natalie Liounis

Natalie Liounis

Natalie is a ginger and a lover of Jesus, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, cooking, and hockey. Growing up a half hour from Pittsburgh, she has been a diehard Penguins fan as long as she can remember—even when they were terrible! Somehow, though, she fell in love with a Philadelphia Flyers fan, and one day she hopes her future (God-willing!) children choose the right team to support (i.e., the Penguins).

Natalie currently lives in the greater DC area with her husband, Andrew, where she works as a Technical Writer/Editor for a global IT company.
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6 thoughts on “Revealed

  1. Susan Mcmillan

    Beautiful..Thanks for the reminder ; “to fix our hearts on eternity”.

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  2. Rebecca Preston

    So lovely!! My eyes often do not see “But my heart, it knows—”

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  3. Diane Karchner

    Absolutely gorgeous. ‘My heart, it knows—’ So thankful we don’t have to rely on our fallible senses, but our heart, our heart is His. Beautiful. Pleeeeease keep writing poetry!

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  4. Natalie

    Thank you, friends! I had no prose in my heart for “reveal,” but I found poetry in there.

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    1. Diane

      Lovely, Natalie! Well done;)

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  5. Gretchen

    What a gift this poem is, Natalie. Thank you for sharing how God revealed himself to your heart… <3

    Reply

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