Saturday, February 2, 2013

"Aching Hearts"

Mere et Enfant, Picasso 1902
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge MA.


Am I an inspiration,
a friend,
Or just someone who listens?

Is it longing for care we never had,
Is this a communion of those who lack,
hurting hearts drawn together by a memory?

The young man, trying to be tough, complete with piercings and tattoos,
a tender heart shining from his eyes.
He is looking for something that I cannot give him.

Oh dear heart, I am not your mother,
but my own heart aches with you.

A young woman from a broken home,
looking for wisdom and inspiration.
Am I showing hope and inner strength?
A prayer to shield her from more pain—
But knowing I cannot.

Oh dear heart, I am not your mother,
but my own heart aches with you.

In these brief encounters,
passing moments long or short.
I trust in Your ever present grace,
to surround us all.

For Your heart aches as well.

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