Grief – Mourning Song

Mourning Song

“Can’t wait to see you again!”
Was our goodbye
Three days later death
Bore down upon you and
Pushed you from this world
No hurt to you but
Ripping hearts for you asunder
I can’t stop crying
And hear the cries of mourning
From time’s beginning
In my sobs
Death is not our friend
Death is the mortal enemy
Death I hate
I keep looking for you
Feeling this certainty that
I can see you again
Around this corner
Or in that chair
Is this foolishness?
The folly of a wishful heart?
Or is it deep truth
Whispering to me ‘wait’
She will be in your arms
Sobs rise and I hear
One sobbing in companion agony
And I smell a tree smell
And sense a night dark and deep
Here’s the clank of armor
The drawing of swords
And He whose death kills death
Is taken away to obedience
Death where is your victory?
Death where is your sting?
Thank God for love and
Life manifested in
Even death on a cross

I will wait


About Gleanings from Claudia

I am a wife, mother, grandmother,sister, and friend newly introduced to grief as I lost my 32 year old daughter in an auto accident in December 2010. I am a follower of Jesus and am journeying through grief while abiding in Christ.
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