Remember

I’m struck by how often the Bible exhorts God’s people to remember what has happened in the past. This poem came from my thoughts on that.:)

remember

when you walked in that

storm

even though I said

no

that the rain clouds were

close to you

close and

dark

remember

when I ran through the

rain

to go get you and you

cried

on my chest, told me

you would

remember

next time

and so here we are at

next time

I don’t think you

remembered

I didn’t ask you to

keep

all that guilt in your

soul

or that feeling of

fear

that is flooding you now

darling, no.

just remember

in the rain and the

wind

I was there in the

night

I was there

for

you

remember.

Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash

4 thoughts on “Remember

  1. So beautiful, Laurel! I’m especially picky when it comes to free form poetry (just personal taste, nothing against anyone else!) but I always enjoy yours quite a bit, and this was no exception. Isn’t it funny how sometimes we seem to remember everything about the past storms of life except the parts that really matter? We remember how guilty we felt, we remember how un-fun it was… But somehow we forget how God wrapped His arms around us and carried us through those storms. And that’s the most important part in every situation.
    Once again, well done!

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    1. Oh, thank you! I’m so glad. I’m with you on the freeform poetry pickiness – I viewed all freeform poetry with disdain until I found myself writing it one day… and never stopped!😂 The irony…

      Ah, that’s so true. God wants us to wallow in His faithfulness, not our failures!

      Thanks so much for sharing.😊

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  2. Amazing poem, Laurel! I love the way it flows … and it’s sooo heartbreaking and sad because it reminds me of my dark moments, but it’s also touching and true! Please never stop writing, you’ve got so much gold, girl!! 🤗😚

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