Have you watched someone you love
life slowly sift away?
Have you tried to give them hope,
but you were the one feeling hopeless?
Have you watched the sparkle in their eyes
slowly grow dim?
Have you witnessed their vulnerability
while they mustered the courage to hold on to dignity? `
Have you watched them grown weak
when they were always the strength to others?
Have you watched someone full of faith,
an encourager, and spiritual advisor to others
become challenged by the same faith they believe?
Have you told them you’re praying for them,
but you were also praying for your strength too?
Has someone told you their child asked “if
you leave who’ll be my mother or father?”
Then, as you watched the tears roll down their face,
you sat quietly and cried inside?
Have you ever wanted to get away
because you didn’t want to see their face?
You knew if you got away then
you wouldn’t have to see the face of death.`
Have you ever had questions like why, why them,
or why anyone…but you knew despite everything
it was in God’s hand?
Have you ever admitted to yourself I’m angry…
I’m angry because I can’t do anything
to make things change?
But, you knew without conviction, you’re
angry because cancer is a cowardly monster
looking for others to pick on.
(Re-post) Response to the Daily Prompt Challenge – Today’s word (Hope)