What Could Have Been – Dana Streufert

A fitting poem from Dana Streufert with Ascension and Pentecost Sunday in our rearview. Check out more of Dana’s work at her blog

 

Were it not for love

this parting act

could have been easy

 

Pain lessened, lighter

load lifted,

never bleeding

 

Empty, hollow

without ceasing

this leaving

 

could have been

 

But love was there and hurting, slowly healing

came with this parting

 

And we are better off

this depth of love,

this grieving

 

We are changed

for Holy Thou

hath loved us in this leaving.

 

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