An Anguished Ache

You may think no one

will understand a pain

you carry, that deep 

wound that overwhelms 

and defines your being.  

You may doubt that you 

are worthy of real love,

and so deny yourself

any compassionate


You may cry out 

in the shadow-silence

of your soul and wonder

if God knows the anguish

this world has you carry.  

You may believe mercy

will not be extended

this one more time 

when you ache so much 

to receive it…

Oh, friend, be still

and know His grace,

an enduring love, overcomes

the dark-shadowed night

and can never be defeated.

—C.L. Fisher, February 2021

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2 thoughts on “An Anguished Ache

  1. As wounds cry out for a soothing balm
    As troubled mind longs to understand
    When sadness settles and will not leave
    When peace remains elusive still

    That faithful Wind then stirs the soul and stays
    Though the shamed and rejected heart cannot lift its countenance
    By the breath of the Wind it gets drawn into
    By His movement within a hope begins to form

    Night watches stand witness
    To the tears and fears being gathered
    As prayers of a faithful friend are uttered
    And the steadfast canopy of grace remain

    Night hath its songs and that faithful Wind sings them
    Melodious messages for the heart to listen to once more


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