Tag Archives: Poetry

Part of Me

Long ago, when I formed you in your mother’s womb, I placed a piece of Myself inside you. I have been with you since your conception. I was there as your organs formed, as your fingers and toes took shape. I determined the color of your eyes and the sound of your voice. I was …

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Alone

Silence explodes enveloping my world like the mushroom cloud of an atom bomb now that I am here without you. In youth I craved solitude – the stillness, a lack of expectation, no mindless chatter to clutter my thoughts…. now, like an old friend who has outworn his welcome, its presence dogs my steps and …

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Gratitude

Your smile lingers in my mind. I can still recall the sparkle in your eye and the sound of your laughter. Memories comfort me when missing you threatens to overtake my heart. I remember how we laughed and loved and gave each other strength in the hard times… how much we cherished not being alone …

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Interment day

The silence was palpable as I placed your ashes in their niche. I wonder – did they see me kiss your urn or hear me say, “I love you”? I should have spoken at the committal ceremony but I didn’t know what to say. How can you sum up years of memories in a 15 …

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emptiness

I searched for you in the night and my hand only met the air. I listened for the sound of your breathing but heard my own instead. I made your favorite meal – somehow it’s just not the same. When we were first in love I remember telling you I’d like to open you us …

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All I Need

Look at me. I’m a mess. Broken, weak, and bleeding, I make my way to the throne of grace. I stumble over pride, shortcomings, and fear as I crawl to the feet of Jesus. The cares of life grab at my ankles, demanding my attention, trying to distract me from my goal. I wonder if …

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