Thursday, June 7, 2007

When words are not enough

In the whirlwind of sorrow
words are not enough.
When a friend suffers such a devestating loss
words are not enough
When a mommy's arms are empty and aching
words are not enough
When grief overcomes like crashing waves
words are not enough.
When the night looms dark and long
words are not enough.
When tragedy overtakes the meek
words are not enough
When pain overtakes the horizon
words are not enough
When the darkness feels like it will never see the dawn
words are not enough
Sorrow, pain, tragedy, agony
words are not enough
For my dear, sweet friend Lauren who lost what is most precious, Landon and Lawson, words are
not enough. I wish that I could take away your pain. I wish that I could fill your empty arms and comfort your devastated heart, but my dear words are not enough. My power is limited. I can pray and ask our Lord, the God of all comfort to be by your side. Yet, I risk sounding cliche. I know you may never read this, but words are not enough to express what my heart feels for you. I wish that I could be there and let you cry on my shoulder. Your loss is greater than I could ever imagine and I can only pray God will soothe. My friend it is true, so very true, words are not enough.


Shawna said...

Thelma, what happened????? Where Landon and Lawson the newest babies or ones she was carrying? I want to cry right now at Lauren's loss! Oh I feel so aweful for her, I just want to cry.

What happened?????

Deana1979 said...

Amen! We love you Lauren, your in our prayers!

Thelma said...

Shawna...the babies she carried. Deana wrote some about it on her blog. But I can't even imagine the devastation and my heart is reeling so I can't even imagine what she must feel. All I know is I feel helpless but I care so deeply for her and my heart aches for her.

Terra said...

Thelma.... That was truely Beautiful. What an awesome tribute.

Thelma said...

thanks Terra

Tinamtl said...

Beautiful poem Thelma.
You are a warm soul of a friend.

My greatest sympathies to Lauren.

Thelma said...

thanks Tina