purposeful patterns

This being human is
a complicated 10,000
piece jigsaw puzzle
without the box lid.
(i think God keeps
everybody’s box lid,
with their name on it)

A uniquely beautiful
mosaic of color and
movement arranged
in confusing circular
shape (no straight
edges for rounded
personal puzzle).

At times, we feel
urgent motivation
to build our life; at
other times, weary
of the effort, we
pause our puzzling
to get a drink or
take needed nap.

We may beg God
to show us the
picture on box lid
but he just smiles
mysteriously and
finds the next piece
we were looking for,
which fits exactly.

When our puzzle
is finally finished,
love’s glue holds
pieces permanently
together and our
completed puzzles
hang side-by-side
on God’s gallery wall.

Kim challenges us at dVerse poets pub to write a metaphor beginning with, “This being human is…”

38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Zelda Rene
    Mar 18, 2021 @ 21:17:14

    Being a jigsaw puzzle fanatic, I really loved this–and I can imagine God keeping the box lids with our names on them 🙂 Sometimes I ask Him if He can’t just give me a glimpse–He smiles 🙂 Bless you💖


  2. Lucy
    Mar 17, 2021 @ 23:51:41

    Beautifully said!


  3. Sherry Marr
    Mar 17, 2021 @ 21:52:45

    I had to smile about the puzzle without the box lid. That is EXACTLY what it is!


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