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Friday, January 14, 2011

loss.

A dear friend of mine lost her baby due to a miscarriage about a month ago. These were some thoughts I wrote...

I wish, my friend, that it hadn't happened.
The stabbing pain of loss following
The tender flower of expectancy.

I wish, my friend, that it hadn't happened to you.
You, who always put others first, who
Spread gentle love wherever you go.

I wish, my friend, that loss were not such a solitary road,
Each step taken by you alone,
Every gasping tear, every sad realization.

I wish, my friend, that you would know His hand
Touching your bruised soul, lifting your dark burden,
Wiping your wet face, holding you close.

I wish, my friend, that you would know His peace.
Calm out of the storm, healing from the wunding,
Purpose in the chaos.

I pray, my friend, that you would know His strength.
Holding up your weary hands, repairing your frame,
Replacing these ashes with His beauty.

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful, Liz. Though I'm so sorry your friend is going through such loss and pain right now.

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