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BROKEN
by Gerti Blackwell
05/18/09
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BROKEN

Have you ever stood on a hot bed of coals
And never felt the heat?
Or fell from a plane, high above the clouds,
And never felt your heart beat?

Have you ever had a really bad dream,
One you couldnít escape while awake?
And prayed to the Lord, ďplease rescue me..
Do it now for my sanityís sake?Ē

Have you ever been down in a bottomless pit,
With no way out .. no ladder or rope?
Or stood on a cliff looking down at the sea,
Waiting to fall, feeling like thereís no hope?

Have you ever lost your way in the dark,
When you tripped, stumbled and fell?
Reaching out to nothing, cause nothing was there,
Except your own living hell.

Have you ever been broken so deep in your soul,
That no doctor, no one could repair?
When you looked in the mirror, no one was there looking back,
You felt empty and full of despair.

Well, when I lost my husband, I lost my heart,
My love, and my reason for living.
Thereís a hole left inside me that can never be filled,
This grief is not one bit forgiving.

Iíll never again feel his breath on my ear,
Or hear those loving words that he said.
I wonít see his smiling face when I rise,
Or hear ďI love youĒ when I lie down in bed.

Iíll never again feel the warmth of his skin,
Or taste his kisses so tender and sweet.
My poor heart is aching .. I canít catch my breath,
Help me Jesus, to get back on my feet.

How do you mend a heart that is broken,
When time isnít helping the pain?
Do you just go on, as if nothing has changed,
When an empty shell is all that remains?

I know God had His reasons for taking him home,
And Iím happy heís pain free at last.
When I see for myself, his most glorious face,
My broken heart will finally be able to rest.

Gerti Blackwell Ė August, 2008

I wrote this a short time after I lost my beloved husband. The pain was close to unbearable, and expressing those feelings in verse was a great release of some of that pain. I still miss him so much, but writing and the help of my two very dear friends, helps me get through the worst and darkest days. I dedicate this to all of those who have lost that very special person in their lives. All I can say is "Let go, and Let God". God Bless and thank you for reading it.

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Herman Salazar Jr  07 Jun 2009
Hi Gerti, I don't know what its like to lose a soul mate. I do know that love which was shared between the both of you still lives on within you even though you are without him. Mourning is a healing process and you're still pressing forward because you have many lives to touch. The love of Jesus is radiating from you...keep writing and let it shine! May the Lord be with you always Herman
Elizabeth Hexberg 21 May 2009
Hi there, needed to let you know that you will come ot the other end of your mourning. Took me a while too, but now I am just grateful for the time we had. God wrote the book and that chapter of your life will someday close with beautiful memories, as another begins. and its ok to be a little mad at God sometimes......... Hope this helps,in His Love, Elizabeth.
Sunny Loomis  20 May 2009
Very touching. Glad you have the Lord and friends.
Judy Wilson 18 May 2009
This puts it out there how painful grief really is and i know this will help and many will identify. Love you and you are in my prayers and i know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Marijo Phelps 18 May 2009
Gerti ~ This is a very moving and powerfully written piece.... I really like "When you looked in the mirror, no one was there looking back" - Praying our Lord will lift you and draw you ever closer to Himself and give you incredible comfort.




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