tender mercy

She needed sleep for her body to heal

She needed to let go and be still

As the tears flowed like driving rain

She begged Spirit for release

From unbearable pain

Then she decided

To let go of

The struggle

That blocked



As if

By magic

She found stillness

Drifting into sleep

Feeling no pain at all

Each time she woke, she’d let go

Again, she’d be able to sleep

Gratitude filled her as she wakened

Her will to live was stronger than the pain

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

21 responses to “tender mercy

  1. It’s so true, Annette. A good way to ease the pain and worry is to let go!

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  2. That moved me. It is not easy to let go. Most of all when the pain is so present. But it is possible. Amazing words, Annette, and my respect for the person you wrote about.

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  3. Perfectly moving… ❤

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  4. Oh, this really touched my heart! ❤

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  5. Beautiful, Annette. ❤️

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  6. Beautiful, Annette ❤

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  7. Insightful … as always.

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  8. This is amazing, Annette. Well done.

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