Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear.
Watch your world crumble,
the people you love suffer.
Pain beyond feeling.
beyond these fragile words.
Witness the destruction,
as time grinds to a halt…
A brief pause as the world holds its breath.
A tribute to the suffering.
Feel the facade of optimism shattering
the shards cutting into your scarred soul.
Don’t tell me I’m strong
Don’t tell me this’ll be over.
Because the here and now is too much
Eternity poised on a delicate fulcrum.
Hold steady despite:
the anger coursing through your blood.
the pain ripping your heart.
the tears burning your eyes
the tremors shaking your soul.
And wait, breathlessly.
This too shall pass.
Because ya Raab, I think I’ve broken.