Saturday, April 21, 2012

Weekend Worship - Once Upon a Time . . .

Once Upon a Time
by Edie Melson

Dust & ashes
Filthy rags
Hateful masters
Ugly hags

Aching heart
Wishes made
Things changed
Rules obeyed

Pretty clothes
Delightful gathering
Striking clock
Hope unraveling

Life abandoned
Party fled
Dream denied
Future dead

Broken heart
Determined prince
Kingdom searched
Message sent

Trail followed
Captive sought
Desolate found
Freedom bought

Lifted up
Life redeemed
Carried away
Fulfilled dream

Fairy tale
Cosmic joke
Cruel lie
No hope

Jesus Christ
Heard my call
Paid the price
Prince of all


  1. This is one of my favorite posts :) Great to see you this weekend!

  2. Edie, once again you've gripped my heart. You've caused me to stop and reflect that, yes, once a time I was without a prince. Now I have the only prince worth having-the Prince of Peace.

  3. Absolutely love this.
    L-o-v-e this.

  4. I remember when you first wrote this...and it becomes even more beautiful each time I read it. :-)

  5. Thanks for this. The only prince for me --Prince of Peace
    The castle in your photo, I've had the pleasure of walking through, although it was in the summertime.

  6. Powerful Edie! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love this!It's absolutely beautiful.