My Temporary Home

One of my best friends, Eloise from Highly Improbable, and I are (unofficially) writing songs for FAWM (February Album Writing Month). I don’t know enough aboutย music to write melodies, however, so I just write the lyrics and pretend that I’m actually writing songs.ย ๐Ÿ˜…ย Here is one of the “songs” I wrote, which was heavily inspired by a book I read this year called The Lost Artย  Of True Beauty.

My Temporary Home

Always been told to draw strength from within
But what if I donโ€™t feel comfortable in my own skin?

Look in the mirror and see only the flaws
But what if I take a moment and pause

Itโ€™s the lost art of true beauty
Viewing the outside is not the goal
Because the outside is easy to perceive
But it shouldnโ€™t matter so much to me
The eyes are the windows to the soul
Look inside, tell me, what do you see?

All this time Iโ€™ve had it wrong – trying and failing
To fix myself, and in the waters of doubt, flailing

Look in the mirror and see only the flaws
But what if I take a moment and pause

Itโ€™s the lost art of true beauty
Viewing the outside is not the goal
Because the outside is easy to perceive
But it shouldnโ€™t matter so much to me
The eyes are the windows to the soul
Look inside, tell me, what do you see?

God made me who I am and He doesn’t make mistakes
I try to tell my heartache
I trust in His reasoning and try to let my insecurities go
It isnโ€™t easy, the going will be slow

Itโ€™s the lost art of true beauty
He pays attention to the heart for sure
He looks inside and tells me what He sees
He sees every little piece of me
A child of God that He created for His pleasure
Of all my insecurities, I am finally free

This is His temple, this is my temporary
Home


But the LORD said to Samuel, โ€œDo not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.โ€ (First Samuel 16:7 NKJV)

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34 thoughts on “My Temporary Home

  1. Excellent lyrics. It would be wonderful to put the melody to the words. I’ve written a melody to a blogger’s poem. I played my keyboard and sang and recorded it. I emailed it to him. He played it to his family. Shortly after that, he was very ill and I don’t hear from him anymore. He is a godly person. I hope he is still around.

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