The Bittersweet Melody

We are all crying
our free-will offerings
to a faithful God
as the bittersweet melody
of our life
moves us to tears.
Chasing the laughter
We are all chasing
the laughter that echoes
fleshly corridors,
but every extension of our reach
brings tears:
overjoy and
all lead to the self-same
our hearts cannot contain
nor fathom
where we’re headed
through the blur.
Where we're headed through the blur
Each tear leaves a trail
to the edge of our longing
an infinite canyon
we cannot span
To the edge of our longing
With you, I lean over
salt-encrusted memories
as gifts to
 Christ, Righteous
and True
who whispers—Take heart,
weary one
our separation will end
at the last trump–it is done!
And the thread that holds us
His touch
shall dissolve to greater
and all our crying will cease
to have a home.


The Bittersweet Melody ~ All our pain has a purpose, dear one.


They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. Psalm 126:5-6





Abiding in the Vine,

~ Gleniece 





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6 thoughts on “The Bittersweet Melody

    1. Oh, Brenda, thank you for the complement. (If you only knew how much I struggle with each word, all the while doubting my abilities. Does any of this resonate with you?)
      Loved that you stopped by, dear friend. I hope today surrounds you with springtime beauties.


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