|When you left my life, all the bright,
That moved my world and gave it
To soar above the toil and care,
Snuffed out! And life lay dark and
That day, I woke to find no dawn
Had bathed in gold the promised
And once, where filled with vibrant
The air was still. Night lingered
In all my griefs I'd turn to you
And somehow it would see me through
To touch your hand...to see your
But gone – you left an awful space.
When you left my life, all the dark
Came seeping in on Death's cold
And shadowed through my tear-filled
A thick black mantle cloaked the
And on such an empty, lonely day
When it seemed eternal night would
Never giving back the sunrise fair
Or spilling bird-song on the air,
I knelt beside my sleepless bed,
And from a heart, as empty, dead
As all the whole world seemed to
My soul cried to Eternity.
In the black, I saw a bright, bright
Like a far-off star on broken wing
Shimmer down the rivers of my sight
And bathe my broken heart
YOU were gone...but sunrise came
Someone Else's hand soothed my tears
Deeper...deeper that I ever knew
Even circled in the love of you
Someone filled the wound of loss
And gave the bright things back
Gave me Beauty for the cindered
Made a garland of the brightest
Of hopes and dreams, and gladness
As oil that only Heaven knows.
Thus, my grieving turned to beats
As I saw again the sunlit days.
BEAUTY FOR ASHES..JOY FOR PAIN,
I cried for YOU but JESUS came!
Now, when dawn breaks bright and
And I think of you...I shed a tear
Not to say 'I love you' as before,
But that you now know WHO loves
Annette Keeble Martens.
© 2009 Annette Keeble