Monday, July 9, 2012

Facing Death

A friend's husband has metastatic melanoma and is now on hospice. It made  me think more about WHY and I wrote this poem...


Why pain and suffering, I wonder...
         
Isn’t there another way to learn
the lessons of living and dying?
Nature shows the way of survival
of the fittest among God’s creatures.

Even God suffered pain and death
at Gethsemane and Calvary
to show the way back to heaven
for man-His supreme creation..

What curriculum would I devise
to teach of patience and faith?
Not an easy life with no problems,
that wouldn’t do at all.

Forced compliance with principles
would not be a test, only agency
with opportunity to follow freely
or ignore would do, with consequences.

So, I go forward hesitantly, stumbling,
asking for strength-not knowing
what will come. Trusting in His plan
and one day understanding why.

1 comment:

Rambling Woods said...

Edmund is so cute...

I am so sorry about your friend and I hope that Hospice makes him very comfortable and that his faith is a comfort to he and his loved ones..