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Oh Child, standing outside the Palace doors,
why don’t you enter in through the gates?
Oh Child, you’re wet and dripping but you
won’t enter the courts of the King.
Oh Child, you know all this already,
and it gives you more excuses to not come in.
You see your life Oh Child as some great
tragedy, that was over before the first scene was played.
Oh Child, can’t you hear the beckoning call?
The King is calling for you, the King is drawing you near.
Oh Child won’t you list, quiet your heart and your mind
and simply listen to the calls of Royalty.
So when you finally do enter into the gates of His Majesty,
your head bowed like a dog about to get kicked, his servants
rush you into the receiving room at once.
All that you see is the brilliance of the marbled and golden floors,
and just atop that your feet.
So unwashed and unclean, so undeserving to touch the ground you
now stand upon.
The servants are gone, and you stand before the King.
You hear his breath and you collapse to the floor, begging for mercy.
“Oh Child,” says the King, “Oh Child, why do you weep? Was it not
I myself who beckoned you into my Palace? Was it not I who
demanded my servants to go out and get you? For though
I needed you not, as you can see by your surroundings, I yearned
after you. You are my child, my own. You were lost and away
but now you’re home.”
So the child was swept up into the arms of the King,
where dirt and crud met the most dazzling eyes ever before seen.
But little did the King care for dirtying his robes so beautiful,
his child, his beloved, was home.
booknessmonster said: Those sound really cool. I’ve always liked the idea of an anatomically correct heart. I just looked up the verse too. I love that.
Thanks! :D I love that entire book of the bible and it being my favorite verse from that book just made it all the more reason for me to get it.
Haha well.. It just reminded me that I’ve been wanting this one for a while since I couldn’t get it for my Birthday this year. And I have two a short verse in hebrew on my left forearm that says “to the ends of the Earth” and an anatomically correct heart on my right arm that says Song of Songs 8:6 underneath it.
some kind of clause in that contract/liability waver you sign when you get a tattoo that says the tattoo artist has to do all following work for free. Because it’s addicting and expensive… just saying. Ok… maybe not. But I really want to get my next tattoo. It’s gonna look awesome if I can ever get it!