GLEANINGS from Claudia: When We Passed By

When We Passed By

The little place you lived 10 years ago
Still stands surrounded now
By grown up trees and shrubs you planted
It looks more substantial somehow
Though you stand no more

We passed by this place today
And sighed wanting to cry
But tired of the tears
That water nothing
Alive or growing

Could I but wake from this dream
Pillow wet from tears in slumber
Until dawn recalls
You are still here
Could I but wake

Trusting and waiting are
The air I breathe
It is getting thin
The farther I go
The more I miss you

So I pray
God help me
To hang on until
No more tears
No more sorrow

God keep me busy
Loving You
Loving others
Loving Your way to use
Tears and sorrow

Grow those moments
When I’m planted and
Right in Your world
Because I know that she is right
In Your world too


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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5 Responses to GLEANINGS from Claudia: When We Passed By

  1. Janine Carter says:

    I really like that poem, thank you for posting.

  2. marcia moran says:


  3. Carol S says:

    Amen and Amen

  4. Cindy says:

    So poignant and sweet, full of sorrow but also hope. I’m thankful you are sharing and not just keeping these expressions private. They help us all somehow…..

  5. Donna Anderson says:

    A poem, a prayer, a wish, a groaning, a hoping and back to praying. Lovely. Thank you.

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