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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

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You Raped My Soul

You Raped My Soul
by Elise Hendry


I slowly trusted you…

I shared the depths of my heart and soul with you…

You allowed me to attach to you …

Like a newborn fawn…to it’s mother…

I drank deeply from your heart of love, tenderness, gentleness, kindness and acceptance…

You covered me with a blanket of grace after the shame of my childhood…

I swam in the pools of your sea moss eyes…

I delighted in the deep desires you awakened in me…

I shared the depth of my struggles with you...

And then when my pain and chaos of longing was too much…

I attempted to snuff out the candle…

The candle in the wind would not be blown out…

Left in the shadow…was the pain of awakening to life again…

But you were gone…you abandoned me…you blamed me…you labeled me…you betrayed me…

The blanket of grace was ripped off my naked body…and replaced with shame and pain of loss….

My mental health was not your concern …you traded your heart of love for a heart of fear…

You did not know me…you did not love me….you died…

Copyright © Elise Hendry | Year Posted 2018