Memories of you swirl around my head as I swat them away like flies.
I fight feelings of anger and grief as I pick up the shattered pieces of my heart.
I struggle to paint the smile I’ve learned to wear so well as if it’s an extra skin.
I look into the mirror and despise what I see because the reflections of the past come shining through.
Thoughts of you roll through my brain as if they have stolen permission to remain.
I battle the turmoil within, trying to make sense of the void and chasm of pain.
I wrestle with my flesh to hide the sorrow so I might glance with kindness on another.
I gaze at the pictures you left behind and loathe the resemblances that cannot be shred.
Recollections ramble through my mind as that one calls your name as I look away.
I resist the hatred that threatens to take hold, as I reach out openhanded for His love.
I assail the bitterness I can taste as if it were delights for my fancy and raise my hands in praise.
I search and await His hope that is beyond this present state of being and take confidence knowing it won’t be long till His rescue is complete.
Penned – MG – 12/1/21
And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.Romans 5:3-5
Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.Matthew 18:21-22