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August 31, 2018

 

For Charlie and Annie

and their families

 

this world is far too sad

is far too filled with grief

heartbreak lurks each smile

tears flow without end

what can we do with pain

but endure it

bent beneath the fearsome load

that should never have been

 

but we are not forlorn

not left here on our own

alone

hope does spring

is eternal

our God is gracious to save

 

Oh! God!

save us from this grief

throw it into the pit

from where it came

destroy it, Lord

before it destroy us

 

Oh! God!

save us!

 


 

The grandson/son/nephew of friends died

earlier this week. Defeated by what fights

too many of us.

 

Sometimes there can be words

but endless pleadings to our God.

 

This is one of those times.

 

Dear God save us!

 


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