My hope for you

Poetry speaks to our minds and hearts and is meant to communicate more than the sum of its words. It is an apt expression of our walk with the Lord. I encourage you to forward this link to those you love. I pray this poetry leads you into reflection and prayer but I also want to start a conversation. You, too, have something to share with others-not only in person, but also here. Your experience is yours to give away to build up and learn from others in the Body of Christ. Share the word that you hear, the experiences you have lived. We are all part of the New Evangelization.If you also want to contact me by email, feel free: genefirn@yahoo.com

Table of contents: October 7, 2012

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Dream

sorrow's incense leaked from
silent recesses marking the
throes of a death-watch
through years of
vain determination to
revive a broken bond-
a fruitless effort-
ultimately arriving at
refusal's destination
a dream of married love
in the Lord which
never seemed to
take direction
but honestly
never really started
four loves brought joy
though never enough to
prevent the inevitable
decade's days
desperately seeking a
faint light's clarity
yielded only confusion so
mourning began each day
as night awoke
dawn's darkness
sowing other unions'
imagined joy
reaped a harvest of
self-pity gathered in
sheaves of depression when
faced with the loss of divorce
unanswered whys impelled
counsel's finite intervention
friendship's relative support
somewhat lightened
burden's crux but
nevertheless produced
isolation's company
while prayer's indiscernible fruit
grasped at faith's
blinded insight
yet compassionate Love's
Hand in mine
measured comfort's
meager perception
while trekking in the
valley of shadows
kindled a grief as
yet unknown by
piling on our
young loves'
unasked questions
arising from our
unasked-for decision
as insufficient explanations
stripped away precious familiarity
ripping security's mantle
having to digest the aftertaste of
forced feedings in the
silent wanderings of their
broken hearts
still
we banished enmity with
mutual respect
always mindful of our treasures'
delicate nature
at last relief's sigh
echoed in the twilight though
agony's companionship
accompanied mitigated hope
for years to come
Love's supplication
proved daunting to
carry the cross
share the burden
heal the wounds with
Grace to forgive-
little by little
let go of the loss
surrender to
a greater Love offering
far more than dreams
trusting that
somehow
someway
sometime
God will
bring about some good
as a shoot of new life
moistened by tears
sprouted imperceptibly

Reflection/Discussion:
-How can you overcome the isolation of divorce?
-How can both parties make it "easier" for the children?
-How can the Church support the divorced couple?
-How can you support a friend getting divorced? 
-What part does suffering play in the Christian Life?


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