A poem for the one enduring pain…
In pain’s unwanted presence
The strong are brought to their knees
The luster of life grows dull
Peace and comfort flees.
As pain bears down
The world’s colors grow gray
The old self becomes a stranger
As plans and dreams fade.
In pain’s crushing weight
The sufferer endures in silence
Many companions become few
We long for the life we once knew.
Pain’s lasting mark
Scarring body, mind, and soul
Tossed between grief and acceptance
Remembering the life it ruthlessly stole.
But fight we must
To not let pain define
But trust that the Spirit’s at work
To chisel and refine.
Courage, dear heart
For your cries of pain are heard
He’ll sing hope and comfort over you
Until healing has the final word.