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To David The One With A Lion's Heart

To David …. The One With A Lion’s Heart

I never knew you...
At least this side of eternity…
In a way though….
I did know you….
I recognize your heart…

I know the pain of the struggle…
To keep one’s head above water…
Trying not to drown amidst the pain…
Tired of going under…again and again…
Weary of struggling to stay in this life…

Wanting with all one’s heart to be free from the pain and struggle…
To be with Jesus…the Lover of Your Soul….
Running free in the fields of heaven…
Free from the torments of this life...

I know the pain of being confined to the “healing hospital”…
Where one’s dignity is taken away…
Where one’s  voice is not heard...
Where no one asks “why?”…
Where you feel alone and scared and misunderstood….

I know the pain of no one understanding the depths of despair…
That life is too much…too hard to continue the journey...

You were a sensitive soul…
You felt deeply and passionately about life…
Your heart ached for those whose voice was silenced…
You roared like the mighty Lion of Judah…
For those who could not roar….
You felt the pain and suffering of the weak and broken…

David…you …a protector and warrior for the down trodden…
You …a man after God’s heart…
You knew His Heartbeat…
You.. so loved by your family and friends...
You were broken…
You are healed and whole now….
Your heart is free from pain and ache and longing…..

I long for the day when I can meet you …
Face to face…spirit to spirit….
And give you a hug….and say…
Words that I wished I could have said face to face to you on earth:
I know…it is ok…I understand…
You could not hold on one more minute…one more hour…one more day…
There is no condemnation….no blame..no shame...

Rest now…in the loving embrace of your Heavenly Father…
You are so loved…..
You are home now….

by Elise Hendry 
December 9, 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/3/2019 2:45:00 PM
Great Poem Elise. I like David who sinned greatly but strived to repent and return to God not unlike many of us.
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Date: 12/21/2018 9:36:00 PM
Elise, this is a gorgeous poem. I loved this part especially "I long for the day when I can meet you …Face to face…spirit to spirit…." because I do believe we are all spirits beyond and above anything else that we think we are. Welcome to PoetrySoup.
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