Behind the Curtain


I stand behind the curtain

waiting.  Peaking out and waiting for the crowd to diminish

to a comfortable number.

The microphone beckons as the spotlight shines

center stage.  I will walk out confidently when

the time is right.  Timing must always be right.

I will sing softly at first,

then raise my voice so that even the people in the

street will hear.

It will bring healing change, and then

I will go home until next time.

I am a song bird that announces love, seeds, & clean sky.

I am a shy voice being strengthened to

trumpet truth and watch the sound wash over the created.

“My heart overflows with a beautiful theme!

I recite my composition concerning the King.”  Psalm 45:1

“The Lord gives the word of power; the women who bear and publish the news are a great host.”  Psalm 68:11

(c) 2011, Robin Lawrimore


7 thoughts on “Behind the Curtain

    • Robin Lawrimore

      It’s when I stare at the outside timing that my feet move ahead of His because I’m so sure I’m ready. When I listen to what He is whispering on the inside, I know He cares so very much for the healing and growth there. I’d rather wait to sing than sing too soon. I also won’t be surprised if He hands me the mic when I least expect it!


      • Robin Lawrimore

        The point of this poem is that a voice is being strengthened. Timing yes, but value and smallness, humility embraced, glorify the One. That is the point. That is strength, gifting unwrapped and handed to Him.


  1. Rosa

    Timing…so difficult at times when impetuosity pushes! A voice being strengthened..yes,I like that. Starting small….gaining strength and confidence…because of the One. I love that picture of gifting unwrapped,and handing it back to Him. Unpacking the treasure He has placed within…so much to look forward to.


Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s