Tag Archives: Suffering

Stillborn

One of my nieces asked me to write a poem for her good friend who had a miscarriage at 35 weeks. She knows that I’ve had a miscarriage and write poetry, and she said all the ones she could find … Continue reading

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Pondering the Why of Suffering

When Jesus and his disciples encountered the man born blind as recorded in John 9, the disciples wanted to know why he’d been born blind. Was it the man’s sin or his parents’ sin that had caused this tragedy? Why … Continue reading

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Drought of the Soul

In this wasteland of trials and tribulation pain and suffering illness and loss my soul longs for solace for Your refreshing waters but there is only drought My soul is parched cracking at its brittle seams thirsting for Your well … Continue reading

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Memories

Yesterday, Toni at Kanzen Sakura commented thanking me for writing two haibuns. I replied that I’d only written one. Apparently that’s because the second one was still in the works. So I’m posting this second haibun now for Haibun Monday … Continue reading

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Healing

What have I learned from my pain Have I endured without any gain From the trauma and the guilt The wall of fear that I built I do know it has taught me compassion Such as I see when I … Continue reading

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Why This Pain?

Why would God allow this pain? Sometimes I wonder, sometimes I doubt What is this suffering all about? What could there possibly be to gain? Oh the trauma that drove me insane Mired in darkness, struggling to get out Why would … Continue reading

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Psalm 121 – My Help Comes from the Lord

Yesterday one of my fellow bloggers, April from over at Thoughts from the Porch, commented on my post and suggested that I read Psalm 121. I happened to be out shopping with my son, waiting for him to finish getting … Continue reading

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