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I remember one night waking up at 2:00 am overcome with grief and this poem came to me.

All of us experience losses. They leave these holes in us that we try to fill. When I was at my deepest despair God reminded me that He understands. Jesus really understands.

This original poem is illustrated with a color print of a photograph by Jessica Peterson.

This 11x14 piece comes matted in a single cream mat, ready to frame.

The piece has backing and is in a clear plastic sleeve.

"I Have These Holes"

Last night my sadness woke me up
and I sobbed uncontrollably.
The world was sleeping so I turned
to the Lord for conversation.
I'm getting my life together, Lord,
except for these holes.
The losses I have had, have left these holes in me,
and now my life keeps seeing out the holes.
I've tried filling the holes with all kinds of things;
busyness, food, sympathy from others, but nothing works.
And the grief from memories past enveloped me again.
And I sat rocking myself, holding myself, trying to give
comfort to my pain, wanting to gain understanding.
This pain sure hurts, Lord.

And then as early morning came, I heard him softly call my name,
with nail-scarred hands outstretched to me,
he said so very tenderly, "I have holes too,"
and then I knew, he understood as no one could.

11x14 - I Have These Holes - (inspirational poem)

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