My Heart Hurts

by 50djohnson


September 23, 2015 After the Storm! 075

The last few years have been strangely visited by the passing of so many friends, their parents, their spouses, their children, their best lifelong friends. When you go through such a loss it helps knowing you have friends, family, and God to turn to when the pain is overwhelming and just too much to bear.  However, there are many lonely nights where it is just you and God, sharing the burden of loss.

My Heart Hurts

Waking up this morning with life’s plans rolling along.

With children, family, and friends in their places where they belong.

Hearing that my cousin has cancer drove me to my knees in pain.

My friend called to say her granddaughter has a tumor on her brain.

Three couples from church shared  cancer is now in their life,

A friend’s husband took his life leaving a family and a wife.

Oh Lord, How can we bear the misery and the pain all around?

When every day new grief arrives with that deep sickening sound.

Children breaking their parents hearts by turning their backs on them

Not caring how it wounds the family and causes so much mayhem.

Wives losing husbands, how will they make their way?

Husbands losing wives, not knowing how to fill their lonely days.

All the brokenness and heartache is what made Jesus weep

It’s much the same today as the ones we love can’t sleep

For thinking of the sadness and loneliness ahead

All the empty days of heartache looming solemnly to dread.

Oh Lord, You are the God of Comfort, you and you alone

Can turn these saddened lives around as only you could have known.

Lives touched by cancer have been touched by your healing hand

Men and women finding love again was in your Majestic plan.

As we wait to hear how your plan works out for those who’ve yet to know

Give them mercy for their journey and enough grace for each days flow.

I lift them up before the throne, and place them at your feet

For when their hearts hurt, MY HEART HURTS with every single beat.


january52016-pink-002           My Mom , Anita , and her youngest sister, and my aunt ,Gene             61f4940bf8f1bef61c56fd4ea30bc966[2]

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3 Comments to “My Heart Hurts”

  1. STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!! Wow! Your poem is so awesome Debbie. I loved your last line the best but all the rest were great too – “For when their hearts hurt, MY HEART HURTS with every single beat.” 2016 was a year like your poem for us. Friends and loved ones passing on. We all know about the Circle of Life but it is still sad when we have to face it up close and personal. Although it is never easy, sometimes it’s a blessing when the waiting time between finding out and saying goodbye is short. My wife and her late husband had a waiting time of five years. It is like you said, knowing what’s coming can bring you many sleepless nights.

    WONDERFUL poem!! Such a gift you have. Thanks for sharing this.

    Did you pingback this to the Daily Post’s, Daily Prompt page for the “Overwhelming prompt? If not, please do as so many others need to see this.

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