What shelf is broad enough
to place my burdens and my pains?
what jug deep, wide and stout
my tears won’t wash away?
Where can I lay my head
a little rest to gain?
your hand I reach for in the night
and beg you please to stay
I wander in the shadows now
not sure what tomorrow brings
but this my cry into the night
I will not fail to sing
my voice no longer is in tune
(tho) you hear with no hindering
I smile because I know you care
you bear me on broad wings
This poem is written to encourage any of you who feel too weak to raise your head off the pillow of sorrow, loneliness or pain.
Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him…
On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.
Today – I’d like to share this with Poet’s Pantry and GodVerse.
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Sometimes facing a new day will require a lot of support and strength.. Good when that helping hand is there…
Beautiful poem, Leslie. Really, I could see it as a song. Those last two lines take my breath away. As I begin the day & head off to church I will think about ‘you bear me on broad wings.’ And I know He always will.
I love the way you started your poem, Leslie. You convey that feeling of heaviness that sometimes seize us in a very powerful manner. I also like the comforting and uplifting words at the end.
ah…we suffer because we forget that One Eye that never sleeps…thanks for the reminder…
This poem sang to me, in truth. It still sings. I will put it in my file of poems not to live without and cherish it forever. Thank you.
“You bear me on broad wings”. Beautiful, Leslie. Thanks for the encouragement and the reminder.
Thank you Leslie for this beautiful poem,you are very kind
Beautifully penned….. 🙂
Many times I have not ben able to lift my head and “my voice no longer is in tune
(tho) you hear with no hindering” so real…but there is hope and help…beautiful!
That is beautiful, Leslie. Bridging the gap between loneliness and being alone.
A very uplifting ending.
“you bear me on broad wings…” is a strong finish to this effective piece – an enjoyable read – thank you… Regards Scott http://www.scotthastie.com
Thanks Scott pain should be carried on broad wings…
a smile will always be my answer to overcome loneliness.. don’t forget to give a smile to others… and of course to yourself.
Lovely poem. Nice of you to dedicated to those who are depressed and feel alone. Your love comes through.
Im glad that it does thanks Myrna 🙂
Bright melancholia here…I love how seemed neediness in first part turn in the confidence of support and hope for love.
I love both the poem and the Psalm. Knowing that the Creator of the universe cares about our smallest hurts and pains is absolutely amazing. Well done.
Your love and hope shine through.
thank you for the Biblical passages and the poem, Moonie. I can sleep with sweet dreams for the night now. God bless.