Poem, Spiritual

Journey to Find True Devotion

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Empty words
Sugar coated
Without substance
Feeling bloated
Little white lies
Weaved in and through
Tickling ears
Nothing new
Needing depth
Less emotion
Goodbye facade
True devotion

What are your thoughts?

12 thoughts on “Journey to Find True Devotion”

  1. Getting down to brass tacks, are we? Stripping away the shallow platitudes and diving into the deep end…isn’t that we do as “grown ups”? ha ha. I love this, Staci. A one-two punch the superficial life. To words that are spoken from truth and honesty. As they should be.

    Wonderful stuff 🙂


    1. Thank you so much Paul. I’m glad your were to able to truly see my point in this one. I like the expression you used too, “A one-two punch to the superficial life”.
      I really appreciate your words.

  2. Great verse. I liked the following lines.

    “Little white lies
    Weaved in and through.”

    So what is it that makes us weave these white lies? Is it that crying need to always look better than who we are? Or is it the need for us to show our loyalty at any cost?

    What could we do to shed these masks of inauthenticity?


    1. Hello Shakti. Thank you for your comments and thoughtful questions. I’m so glad that you took the time to consider these points that you brought up.

      First of all, I believe that until we are secure in who we are and love who we are, inauthenticity is inevitable. I have just entered the 40s and I must say I have never been as content as I am today. I became a Christian soon after I turned 20 and I was a wreck. Full of insecurities and very low self-esteem. My childhood and adolescence didn’t help shape me into a healthy and whole individual, being that my dad was a strong and verbally abusive alcoholic. My 20s were very difficult, and very tumultuous. A roller coaster ride emotionally, to say the least. But the struggles I went through during that period of life, as well as the lessons I learned and experiences I had during my 30s, have definitely contributed to who I am today. I really dislike falseness and masks.

      Second of all, the line “tickling ears” was inspired by a Biblical text that talks about how there would be people, so call “Christians” that would run after teachings/doctrines that would tickle their ears. They don’t want depth, and truth in its entirety, but instead doctrines and teachings to please them. So basically, distorting Biblical truth for personal satisfaction and gain. And I used to strive for spiritual and emotional experiences, like many today in post-modern society. I’m tired of that. I want depth. I want truth. I read the Bible daily, and was always looking for some huge emotional and ‘spiritual’ epiphany through it. Sometimes that happened, but for the most part it didn’t. I have now decided to read the Bible to seek it’s deeper purposes and as a history book that gives an account of facts and historical evidence. Not that I’m wanting to run away from ‘spiritual’ and emotional experiences, but that I am seeking a healthy balance between the emotional and the rational now.

      Thanks again Shakti for your comments.

  3. This is beautiful! I also enjoyed reading the comments above, particularly your response to Shakti. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ll be back!

    1. Hi Tina. Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed my response to Shakti. I really shared a deeper part of my soul there.
      I will be back at yours too Tina.

  4. I love your tag line, a God-Coloured Girl in a Grey World. Not sure if my earlier comment got to you, or got lost in Internet difficulties. Lovely blog, thank you for visiting my music page. I will be back. 🙂

    1. Hi Tina. Yes, I did get your last comment. I responded to it. Hmmm, could it be that wordpress is acting up again. Sometimes that happens eh. Yah, I see you have some songs up there too. I listened a little to patience, but didn’t get the chance to hear the whole things. I’m going to listen to some more later on. Right now my hubby’s coming to pick me up. I have one of my songs up, Coram Deo, it’s called. I plan on posting one song a week until my entire CD has been posted. Just started this series. Ok, I look forward to hearing your stuff and I’m following you.
      Blessings =)

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