waiting here

a wave of grief
crashes over me

again

unexpected
uninvited
unrelenting

being mindful
being prayerful

to stop

sadness short of despair
longing short of envy
hurting short of bitterness
confusion short of hopelessness

wearies                                                                    

broken-hearted     
bruised and beaten
worn and weary                                                  

sitting here
at Your feet
where else shall i go
for Life

by anna lenardson

1 How long, O LORD ? Will you forget me forever?
       How long will you hide your face from me?

 2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
       and every day have sorrow in my heart?
       How long will my enemy triumph over me?

 3 Look on me and answer, O LORD my God.
       Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;

 4 my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
       and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

 5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
       my heart rejoices in your salvation.

 6 I will sing to the LORD,
       for he has been good to me.
                                                   Psalm 13

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