Photo taken on one of my desert adventures. It struck such a strong symbolic chord with me. Too perfect to not photograph and write on. Hope you enjoy and thanks for reading.
Photo: My collection. NV
A heart separated,
Independent at last,
With wounds and scars
Yet afraid to leave forever.
Close it remains,
Unable to sever.
Pain and loss.
Time and decay.
Ripped the heart away.
Fallen from the largest part,
No longer whole.
Longing to be reunited,
But God’s taken their soul.
An island of love,
In an instant shattered,
The heart will keep beating…
Trapped within the broken reflection,
Pieces scattered on the ground.
Connected to the fallen shards,
Did wholeness ever abound?
Destroyed, like the trust,
She once loosely knew.
Shattered like her hope,
Unfamiliar and askew.
Eyes, smokey black and blue,
The shades all wrong.
Far from reflecting the pain within.
A torturous hurt he prolongs.
I’m so sorry you are hurting
I’m sorry you feel so alone
Like all around you is crumbling
And you’ve no place to call your home
Independence seems lost
Simply a distant memory
One which taunts your wakeful mind
And haunts your sleep-strained dreams
You stand in your pit looking upward
Squinting to see if it’s still there
Wondering where it all has gone
Why you’re so empty and your hope’s so bare
Feeling broken, bruised and battered
Your tears cause the rivers to thirst
The journey has led you to the harsh and barren
In despair, fear, and sorrow you are immersed
Unsure of the next right step
So many questions drifting inside
Too many to sift and weave
Hearing muffled answers and suspicious replies
Your faith is strong, yet feels lacking
At times doubt overpowers blind belief
You know God’s carrying you and holds your hand
But you can’t convince your heart not to bleed
One foot in front of the other my friend
You’re stronger than you know
I see you walking through the fire
And coming out refined and whole
I see you encouraging others with your faith
I see your light free from hiding, bright as the noon-day sun
I see you sharing your strength and hope
I see you inspiring the hurting and undone
I feel the warmth emanating from within you
I hear the wisdom that you’ve gained
I see the passion and fire in your eyes
I recognize confidence you thought had gone astray
We cannot know for sure
The outcome of these trials
Hold on although your grip feels uncertain
Know God’s with you all the while
Your rainbow of hope shines inside
The struggle will lead you back to you
Continue to gift the world with your beauty
On this journey of discovery and truth
You are loved,