I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “rain.” We’d love to have you join us.
The tears trickle down their faces
Tears of relief
Hope for tomorrow
The land is barren, dry
Just when it is needed
A life well lived
A life taken way too soon
Grief stricken faces
A wet head
Marked with the cross
A sign and a claim
Of being a beloved child of God.
It comes and goes.
Sometimes it overcomes
And we wait for it to stop.
We know her power
And ask God to calm her.
In a hospital room
Tears of joy
As a new baby
enters this world.
What a wonderful embrace of the word rain, Tara!
And we wish you, belatedly, a Happy Birthday!
A very nice poem. Thanks for sharing. FMF #6 this week.
Beautiful, Tara! And I love how you turned the word “rain” around at the end to refer to God’s reign over all of these things!
That was one of my fave lines too!
Well done – love your creative flow in this one.
Beautiful, my friend. I often turn to poetry when I feel deeply and grieve. Whole sentences don’t capture the emotion.
You’re so right….whole sentences don’t capture the emotion at all.
A really big hug for you today, Tara.
I’ll gladly take that hug today! 🙂
i enjoyed your poem tara:) i’m at 38 today:)
Really enjoyed your poem, Tara. It encapsulates so many emotions.
Just beautiful Tara! God bless you. Cindy
Thanks! God bless you too!
Tara, this is so beautiful! I love how it flows and the progression of the last stanza. Blessings and love to you with hugs! xo
Thank You! Xoxo