Thursday, May 31, 2012
Poem to a Former Friend
Months ago, I lost a friendship - or what I had thought was a friendship. Today, in an effort at closure, I thought I would write an angry letter. After all, how could someone be friendly and then shut me out of her life? Maybe if I could write an angry letter - not to send to her, you understand, but only to shred - maybe it would help me.
But alas, my plan for an angry letter was an epic fail. Instead, I sat down and wrote a free verse poem. The words just flowed onto the screen, all the way to the end; but they were not what I had in mind when I sat down. I don't feel I should send it to her, because it might appear, yet again, that I was trying to get the friendship back. So I will share it with you.
Look up. God will help you every step of the way.
Look up. The stars are shining on you with God’s love.
Look up. The blue sky shows God’s love for you.
Look up. One day you will be with Him, wrapped in His gentle embrace.
Look up. One day you will be with your loved ones who have gone before.
Look up. They are smiling radiantly down at you.
Look out across the horizon and see that God sees the rest of your life.
Look out across the fields or skyscrapers and know that, with Him, all will be well.
Look across at your family and know that God loves them even more than you do.
Look at me and know that I love you in God’s love, not just selfishly because I liked you.
Look at me and know that I love you in God’s love, not just gratefully because you were there for me.
Look at me and know that I love you forever, like a sister, however distant we may be,
And I will love you in heaven, in His love, for all eternity.