When She Loved

When she loved

I remember how…

crunchy fall leaves and umbrellas
brought smiles
shoreline walks were free from self consciousness
she was beautiful
and knew it
basking in love and light
despite
strong will
oppositional, yes, but 
somewhat yielded 
to love
giggling, rolling laughter, jumping on beds,
 tearing through the hall half dressed
unashamed
she was beautiful
and knew it
but darkness fell upon the lamb, somehow
the sheep strayed
burred fur
unfulfilled thirst
alone
everyday escorts- 
lies, deceit and fear
chase away her beauty
she has forgotten
she is beautiful
cowers
in darkness ashamed
guilty
embracing her lovers
as they parade in and out of her life
unhappily ever after

the light is darkest before dawn, I know-
just how much darker it will get
before it shows-
unsure

never will we forget
she is beautiful
remind her until
she sees again

wipe the cobwebs from her face
remind her
our love does not rely on
her love,
but trusts
in the One
who is
Love.

Lord, begging your mercy
because mercy remembers
 when she loved…

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary
    Aug 06, 2013 @ 22:44:12

    The “One Who is Love” will always love….even in darkness.

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  2. Jody Lee Collins
    Aug 06, 2013 @ 23:27:09

    Dawn, wow….this was powerful, especially the last lines, 'because mercy remembers when she was loved.'

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  3. Ashley Ditto
    Aug 06, 2013 @ 23:35:39

    LOVE! Your writing? Amazing!

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  4. Grace
    Aug 07, 2013 @ 00:26:50

    I like the ending, there is hope and salvation from all those who see for His Words and Face ~ Thanks for sharing ~

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  5. Brian Miller
    Aug 07, 2013 @ 00:33:47

    glad she has someone there to remind her that she is beautiful…so easy to forget at times….really nice close on this one too…

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  6. colleen
    Aug 07, 2013 @ 01:13:31

    Makes me wonder what happened. I liked crunchy leaves and umbrellas.

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  7. jeskmom
    Aug 07, 2013 @ 05:22:20

    This hits deeply. To the marrow. If your 'she' was replaced with 'he', it could be about where I live with one I love deeply (with the LOVE of the One…) where he feels no love. Thank you.

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  8. BARBIE
    Aug 07, 2013 @ 07:03:59

    So deeply moving! Praying for you my friend!

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  9. Marja Verschoor-Meijers
    Aug 07, 2013 @ 10:01:25

    Poetry, words of the heart. Well done Dawn, thanks for sharing.

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  10. Laurie Kolp
    Aug 07, 2013 @ 13:28:46

    Aww, this is so sad. I hope she finds heeling.

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  11. Pam Manners
    Aug 07, 2013 @ 14:04:07

    This is so beautiful and bittersweet. May God's hope and sweet mercy envelop her and bring healing. Thanks, Dawn, for always sharing from your beautiful heart. I loved the picture, too.

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  12. Ceil
    Aug 07, 2013 @ 16:31:11

    Hi Dawn! This is a beautiful poem, what a story. How brave of you to share it with everyone. I hope for healing for this little lamb who belongs to Jesus.Peace in Christ,Ceil

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  13. Mystic_Mom
    Aug 08, 2013 @ 01:26:07

    This has such hope and such hurt. I was praying for her, and mourning her and rejoicing her return! Lost sheep indeed, beautiful.

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  14. Denise
    Aug 08, 2013 @ 13:08:44

    Very lovely.

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  15. Beth Winter
    Aug 08, 2013 @ 17:18:51

    Reminds me very much of my cousin. I will remember her before cobwebs. Well written.

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