The Carpenter Knows Me

The Carpenter knows me
He has fashioned me
For such a time as this
In this thing called life
With all its plot twists


I started as wood
Even my heart
But he broke me apart
He used chisels
And screws
To make me new


I hated this process
How it still goes on!
I measured my success
By how polished others were
But you said, “You are a beautiful mess”


But you taught me through the pain
And clipping away rusting character traits
Ones that are way past an expiration date
I thought I had solutions in my mind
But I see the tools start to rotate


And I know it’s time
To change me in a whole new way
At a molecular level
Get past the agony
And resist the devil


You have always been there
You won’t stop now
I can always feel you somehow
Even in all this peeling away
Scarred people run from the Lord
But renewed ones run toward


(C) Carly Wiggins May 2022