My faults lead me to the Water
Where my reflection shone much to clear,
Each little slip glittering hard atop my skin.
It was a pretty mask, a fair suit that spread
All across my face, covering my skin,
Hiding my heart behind hard scales.
But the loveliness was not my own
And the ugly mistakes had begun to show.
There's bravery in desperation.
The itch could not be satisfied
I was tired of always scratching
So I raked my claws into my scales - no scales, no itch.
But it's never enough, no never enough when I'm trying on my own.
And so the Lion helped to tear me apart.
Ripped my shining mask to shreds.
I begged for release - for the easy way out.
I begged for no more pain
I cried out for my scales
Until I could feel His healing tears.
Because it's never enough, no never enough when I'm trying on my own.
When my skin shone clear,
It was blemished as it ever was.
But soft and smooth, beautiful in it's vulnerability.
Truth that went unfelt with my scaley shell
Rained down on my revealed skin.
A loveliness to call my own.