There was a time

When Joy was

The memory of her

Yearns

For what was lost

Sending despair

To invade instead

The heart, a prison

Of grief, regret, pain

Searching for what was

Fear undermines-

She’ll be lost forever

Sometimes

I open my eyes

To see her flirt carelessly across

A moment

I reach out for Her

She is gone

Waiting, waiting, waiting

If only

I could see her again

Even, from afar

 

A new companion

She is not what I wanted

Never in my dreams

Unnerving, exhausting, terrifying

Run away! Resist!

Days, months, years

No escape, no choice, no more running

Sorrow, come sit with me today

Tell me what you know

Lead me where you go

Darkness overcomes

Sorrow, where are you?

A moment of light, the shadow clear

Not what I imagined, Not what I feared

The darkness is real

Cast over me

Because

She who dwells in the Shelter of the Most High

Will rest in the shadow of the Almighty*  

 

She is Found