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LOST: One son. Please come home.

by MercyMercy on September 21, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I've called your name
Through the darkest nights
Through the glow of day
Where are you?
Your pain is my pain
Though you know not

Still young, still tempting fate
Still craving danger, still so
With me, with the hand you were dealt,
With the world, with God
Fists don't know how to let go

Your wounding words
Are bitter, biting, burning, and brutal
Bubbling the unseen flesh of
My heart
Yet I see the beauty, the baby, the boy
That was you - I do not forget

In the classified ads of a Mother's
Aching, broken, desperate, praying heart
I will eternally turn my eyes toward the door
Listening for your key in the lock
Smiling believing surely you will smile, too
LOST: One son. Please come home


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