Invitation Made

Invitation Made

The invitation made
prsented here for you
come know me for who I am
find treasure worth pursuit.

Find me more then lovely
and with an open eye
dig past all the smiles
press forward to the prize.

Strong and bold - O the walls
my fortress and surrounding
there is a place the King knows well
So know Him or no finding.

For it is He who lets one in
guarding heart and mind
by His peace I trust in Him
So in Him do abide.

Oh see all thats before you
be valiant, be strong
gird your sword and ride onward
for you, I've waited long.


  1. I'm guessing that only one person/voice is the "speaker" of the poem? If it was a dialogue it would have to be interpreted very differently. (Normally poetry criticism would say that author intent is not important, but I figure since I know the author in this case it can't hurt to find out for sure.)

    In any case, I really like the line "dig past all the smiles." Very original and so true to how life really goes. All in all, quite an intriguing poem.

  2. yes indeed, there is only one voice. In this particular circumstance, the writer can only speak for herself.

  3. hah. Ben, I didn't even realize this COULD be almost a conversation. That of course, was not my intent, but I didn't even realize you COULD take it as anything more than one voice. Hard for me to look at it from that standpoint since I know what my poem meant and in what context, but its funny how people don't read what it really means. they read just the skin of it and think, "oh! She's inviting me to know her!" hehe. ooh boy.


Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:15