I know someone dear to me
Who exemplifies both strength and fragility
All in one life, side by side
Courage soars and fear tries to hide
Certainty and doubt vie for first place
And a myriad of expressions cross her face
Joyful laughter and deep sadness, too
Hurt and confusion not hidden from view
Yet there is hope to come today
When I hear the words, “I will pray”.
This poem was inspired by more than one person, at more than one time in my life. The common thread is how dear they each are to me, and what I see as each of them has had to face some hefty obstacles in life. I long to listen, learn, help, hug, and pray alongside of these dear ones, and to point them to the only source of help I know that is unchanging and eternal.
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” –Psalm 121:1, King James Version