Emotions running.
I seek solace.
My father is gone.
We're singing his song.
My heart weeps.
And God meets me.
He holds me close and tells me
It will be fine.

I've been raised well.
A tall strong person.
A person well loved.

 The years pass
Since that moment in church
It's been two.
and I still recall 
The spiritual embrace.
The love of a father 
for his daughter.
The love of a God 
for his very own child.

That love, felt and remembered
in the embrace of a husband.
in the quick squeeze of a lad.
My heart rejoices.
In the love shared.

This is a five minute Friday post. the word prompt is brought to us by Miss Kate.  Today the word is Embrace.   What is Five Minute Friday?  Well it's a party of a group of like minded folks who gather on Friday to do a five minute free write around a singular word.  AND THEN we take the time to offer up encouragement to each other on this writing journey.  It's fun, though it's not always easy, but it is always good.   Come join us won't you?  You are always welcome.

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  1. What a lovely poem, Annette! I love the final lines - My heart rejoices/in a Love shared."

    That's going up on the refrigerator!

    #1 at FMF this week.


  2. This is a beautiful poem, Annette. I love how God embraces us in the midst of our grief and sadness.

  3. Awwww...I love your poem! It's beautiful. Made me think of my own dad when he walked me down the aisle. Such sweet memories. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Beautiful poem, Annette. I'm sorry you lost your father. Your reminders of how God meets us, how He embraces us through those we love spoke to me. I'm glad you have people around you to be that physical embrace.

  5. Amen!
    Such a look into your heart, and a look at God's faithfulness.
    Love you!

  6. Everyone, thank you. Your kindness means much

  7. Annette, this is beautiful and heart wrenching. I'm sorry for the loss of your father. I pray that God brings you His comfort and peace.

    1. Bonnie... I'm fine. I just remember...and it's a good memory... one to embrace the love shown in family.

  8. That was wonderful and sad and comforting all at once! Lovely poem!

  9. Sweet memory. What a wonderful post.


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