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Dear World – #captureyourgrief 2016 #whathealsyou

Dear World,

Have hope.

I am saying this for your sake as much as my own. Whether you are feeling lost in regards to the loss of a child, an awful job situation, or this ugly election cycle that looms over the US, rest assured, there is HOPE.

The wait for an answer might take longer than you or I think we can endure. And the answer might not come in the packaging or from the direction expected. But there is HOPE.

Your hope might look different than mine. It doesn’t always appear as a rainbow.

But let’s not miss God’s gifts and promises because we’re expecting them to look like one thing or another, like someone else’s one thing or another.




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I am participating in CarlyMarie’s Capture Your Grief campaign.


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torch bearing quietly

I will not act out, will not
yell or curse or slam doors,
will not make a scene -- you
do not deserve such a chance
to make an example out of me
to be proven right since you
are not. Instead, I'll stand
at this street corner, raise
my hand high and clench that
light which yet remains. It
will burn brightly, quietly,
fiercely before fading as I.

Then I'll be gone but found.

©JAC 2005

Poetry by Julie Ann Cook!

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