Her Tears

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Her tears have drenched her soul,

burying the hatchet in rivulets

running red, bloody gouges

brimming with magna-cum-laude

.

(degree earned in the school of

hard knocks, awarded posthumously to

the candidate least alive). Only

genuine, soul-stirring mourning could

.

wash away such agony; only

marianas trench could hold

such fathomless suffering –

and yet, forgiveness dyes

.

her bandages as surely as

the sun continues to rise

and set on the just and the

unjust alike. God only knows

.

what it has cost her to forgive.

God only knows what it cost Him

to give her the choice. Tears

cauterise the gashes

.

 

and rise, wave upon wave

as pure as air, a mighty flood

(pregnant with undercurrent)

to wash her to Freedom.

 

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22 comments on “Her Tears

  1. russtowne says:

    Powerful imagery. Experiencing it was like running a rapids for the first time; not knowing what to expect and anxious to see what comes next.

  2. bennetta faire says:

    WOW, I’m speechless.

  3. Mlissabeth says:

    No words but Wow.

  4. Debbie says:

    Well, after I read this I thought, Powerful! too. But everyone else said that! haha! But it truly was. This is the part I am really thinking about, “God only knows what it cost her to forgive. God only knows what it cost Him to give her the choice.” Forgiveness is something that I have to live everyday. Thank you for giving me a fresh look at it!

    • melodylowes says:

      Thanks for sharing that, Debbie. The choice to forgive is a powerful sign of freedom – but oh, so difficult to achieve on a deeper level where the trespass has been great. The process of a lifetime, to be sure!

  5. lylekrahn says:

    I like the washed to freedom part.

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