one drop, then two

          cascading downward

three drops, four

       and then some more

a steady stream begins

       pain overflowing

from the heart up through the eyes

     down the cheeks until they fall

         and spill onto my lap

i hold them as my sole companion


I wrote this as a young adult.  I have experienced the same level of sadness many times since then.  Most recently, it reflects the grief I feel in the many losses that MS brings.  We all experience times when we feel alone.  The truth is, God does not leave us alone if we ask Him to be with us.


About Climbing Downhill

Wife and mother of grown kids, in my 60's and dealing with MS, making life's moments count and trying to offer something of value to others along the way. https://climbingdownhill.wordpress.com
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9 Responses to Waterfall

  1. This Is so moving and beautifully written. A friend in AA once said to me “Don’t keep looking for God; he’s not lost”. x

  2. patbaker@stny.rr.com says:

    Yes! That is exactly how it feels! Me, too. Thank you.

  3. chmjr2 says:

    Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

  4. Charles, I’m grateful for the way you encourage and strengthen me. Thank you.

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