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Gail J. Dickie

Honorable Mention 2009 Canadian Christian Poetry Contest: $50

About this Christian Poet:
Gail J. Dickie is a Christian poet from Markham, Ontario.

Just As I Am

Ps. 51:10–12
Make me a clean heart O God and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Thy presence and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. O give me the comfort of Thy help again and stablish me with Thy free Spirit.

Unsure I can 'go forth and sin no more'
I limp into my tissue box and weep
How easy it is to—not walk the talk I think
And dare not speak, preferring to worry
my unbelief dangling on one small thread
Tied to faith or hope. Your Love's Almightiness
Incomplete in my world; I touch
The hem of Your garment
Willing to have You close. As I am
I hurt You, who have been hurt
Enough, I pray; take the sting away—away.
My unbelief, my disabilities cast away.
Spirit draw me close to watch them leave so
I can weave that single thread into Your garment of Light.

Copyright©2009 by Gail J. Dickie