Monday, July 27, 2009

Please Be Gentle

By Jill B. Englar

Please be gentle with me for I am grieving.
The sea I swim in is a lonely one
and the shore seems miles away.
Waves of despair numb my soul
as I struggle through each day.
My heart is heavy with sorrow.
I want to shout and scream
and repeatedly ask 'why?'
At times, my grief overwhelms me
and I weep bitterly,
so great is my loss.
Please don’t turn away
or tell me to move on with my life.
I must embrace my pain
before I can begin to heal.
Companion me through tears
and sit with me in loving silence.
Honor where I am in my journey,
not where you think I should be.
Listen patiently to my story,
I may need to tell it over and over again.
It’s how I begin to grasp the enormity of my loss.
Nurture me through the weeks and months ahead.
Forgive me when I seem distant and inconsolable.
A small flame still burns within my heart,
and shared memories may trigger
both laughter and tears.
I need your support and understanding.
There is no right or wrong way to grieve.
I must find my own path.
Please, will you walk beside me?


  1. We will walk beside you and David everyday. We love you.

  2. What a powerful poem... there are so many walking beside you Lisa including our great & mighty God. Hugs & prayers.

  3. Lisa, I just read your comment on Angie's blog and wanted to send you a great big cyber hug. I know that Jesus will faithfully carry you through this difficult time.
    Today is my little girl's fifth birthday. She is spending it in heaven, with Jesus. I am sad and I am missing her, but I am so grateful that we had her.

  4. I love you are my best friend and I will be there with you!