Of perfection for protection
From the brokenness of life
of flawless action
To protect from the daggers of rejection
Of every thing is great
To protect from hardness of sorrow
The shell is fragile, the shield has holes, and the smile gets old. And once they come crashing down, your humanity stands alone.
The humanity of feeling broken
The humanity of longing love
The humanity of craving connection
The humanity of realizing we are not made for this world,
We could never be filled by its fraud promises.
Dare to crack your shell, put down your shield, and say you're not okay.
Put aside the things you cover the rawness of life with, the earthly things you try to fill your life with.
Because in that you are admitting to your humanity.
You are realizing that you will never win the war of this world.
But there is power in uniting yourself to the brokenness of others
instead of fighting for the facade that covers your flaws.
Always remember the good race ends in a place
Where we won't need protection
Because we will have eternal acceptance.