Released from the tomb, from the Winter which froze you,

Freed from the Dark, from the fears which enclosed you,

Raised from the earth, from the cells that opposed you,

Green with the gleam of creation;

Vanquish this shell, this mere skin that confined you,

Stretch past the trials that sought to unbind you,

Run to your Saviour, whose heart bled to find you,

Fly toward heaven’s ovation.

My heart aches tonight, but I know that you are in the Presence of perfect Love at last, and that I cannot begrudge you, my sweet friend…

In memory of Marcy Payne





10 comments on “Released

  1. .
    Beautiful memorial to a loved one.

  2. Just so moving and beautiful

    • melodylowes says:

      Thank you Joanne. It was written in deep emotion – I am glad that what I’ve written to help me process can also be of significance to someone else. That helps my sore heart tonight…

  3. Debbie says:

    Love and prayer , dear Melody, as you grieve for your friend.

    • melodylowes says:

      Thanks so much! I have felt prayer cover these past few days. I head into my classroom sure that I can’t do it without breaking down or losing my patience entirely and then there is more strength there than I thought there was. I appreciate your prayers so much…

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