A New Goodbye

The first time that I said goodbye,
it was as if my body shredded to pieces.
Muscles ripped from bones,
and marrow leached out upon the dry ground.

The second time that I said goodbye,
it was if my mind exploded with anger.
Heart pounded furiously,
and condemnation and shame flooded in.

Time has passed by the hands of God,
and it has been HIS hands drying the tears.
Promises of old have become new,
as HIS Word abides within.

Yea though within a defining moment,
a purposeful parting could not be denied.
Each and every day brings a new goodbye,
as if you are still with me body, mind and soul.

On a Path

In the mundane duties of the morning, we set ourselves on a path.
By day’s end, will we be closer to where we planned on going?

Did we tick off all the boxes that we had listed on our to-do list?
We accomplished whatever it was that we applied our time and effort to.

With each tick-tock in the movement of time we make our choices for life.
Was the marking of time in life evidence of wisdom, of grace and of love?

One element without the other, doesn’t it lead us to a place of no return?
Do not get lost in a journey where time and decisions become our enemy.

Out of Sight and Far from Reach

When the one you love
is out of sight or far from reach,
the expression of your love
requires a different form.

The distance gets in the way
of touching and talking,
of sharing time and bonding
which builds security and happiness.

Be it out of sight or of reach
you are loving someone from afar,
watching life go by beyond
your presence or power.

Still life goes on
in the context of time,
forcing your heart to grieve
and your will to struggle to survive.

The love continues albeit painfully
even though you wish you had control,
for then you would make the pain
go away so that your heart would be whole.

Do not grow bitter in the anger
nor weary from the longing,
for in this span of time let
Love clarify your heart and mind.

Brokenness and emptiness may be
what you feel today and for now,
yet there is hope if
healing you will allow.

Do not be afraid of the darkness
nor the pain for both are temporary,
and perhaps necessary and sacred
as One Who is Love works HIS best.

HE will not leave you shattered
nor does HE forget or ignore you,
but in HIS timing does HE require
that you trust HIM with heart and mind.

Do not kick against the pricks
for in the resisting more harm is done,
isn’t that what Paul had to learn
before he learned to see with renewed sight?

When the one you love
is out of sight or far from reach,
the expression of your love
requires a Voice from the Divine.