Category Archives: Grief & Sorrow Poems

Fading Memories ~

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I still count the days,
since you’ve been gone
to fading memories
I am still clinging on.

They are all it seems,
I have left of you . .
as old photo albums
I cry my way through.

I still hear your laughter,
see those smiling eyes
I still can remember
our last, final goodbye’s.

There isn’t a moment,
that you, I don’t miss
nor is there a second
I don’t feel the abyss.

I still count the days,
since you’ve been gone
and its only by God’s grace
I am able to move on!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is nigh
unto them that are
of a broken heart;”

In memory
of my son Glenn’s birthday


Morning Joy ~

joy_comes_in_the_morning ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

Some days its hard,
just getting out of bed
my heart seems as if . . .
it were full of lead.

Pain and heartache,
has it weighed down
as does the heaviness
of wearing sorrows frown.

But, today will be,
a day I will rise . . .
without one tear
welling in my eyes.

Instead I will leap,
right out of this bed
and on Jesus my grief
I am going to shed.

Some days its hard,
to find joy in the morning
especially when your heart
is in a state of mourning!

~~~~~~

Psalm 30:5

“For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favour is life: weeping may endure
for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Life Goes On ~

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Life goes on son,
though you’re not here
time passes by
year, after year, after year.

There isn’t a moment,
that passes me by
when I don’t think of you
with tears in my eyes.

Life goes on,
day, after day, after day
yet without you around
I’m trying to find my way.

There isn’t an hour,
that passes on the clock
when with God I don’t have
a heart to heart talk.

For God brings me comfort,
my pain and grief He hears
and for you, He’s gathering
all of my heartsick tears.

Life goes on,
though you I can’t see
but, in my heart son
you will always be!

~~~~~~~

In loving memory of my son
Glenn  Swindell
November 11 1974 – May 17 2014


Grief Is Like an Ocean ~

Grief is Like An Ocean ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Grief is like an ocean,
it ebbs in and out
some days it’s grueling
others it’s a wipeout.

Grief is like a stream,
that keeps flowing
some days it rushes
others it’s forbearing.

Grief is like the wind,
that seems not to ease
some days it’s gusty
others it’s a breeze.

Grief is like a storm,
that rages on and on
some days it pours
others it’s withdrawn.

Grief is a process,
that defies the span of time
for the loss of a loved one
lasts a whole lifetime!

~~~~~~~~~~

My Grief Comfort Verses

Psalm 18:2

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress,
and my deliverer; my God, my strength,
in whom I will trust; my buckler,
and the horn of my salvation,
and my high tower.

Matthew 5:4

” Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.”

Isaiah 41:10

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea,
I will help thee; yea, I will
uphold thee with the right hand
of my righteousness.”

Philippians 4:7

“And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.”

Psalm 23:4

“Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me”

Revelation 21:4

“And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall
be no more death, neither sorrow,
nor crying, neither shall there be
any more pain: for the former things
are passed away.”

and so many more . . .

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Through The Eyes of Grief ~

Though The Eyes of Grief ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Through the eyes of grief,
I’ve seen the effects of pain
I’ve watched others fall apart
from under its heavy strain.

I’ve witnessed for myself,
the heartbreak of tragedy
I’ve experienced the depth
of its excruciating agony.

Through the eyes of grief,
I’ve seen sorrow’s anguish
I’ve watched mine dissipate
I’ve also seen it languish.

I’ve seen what sorrow does,
in the lives of those grieving
how some turn from God
while others keep believing.

Though the eyes of grief,
I’ve seen what God can do
for I am an eyewitness . . .
of what grief can do to you.

So, if your heart is broken,
under the weight of grief
may you know God is waiting
to bring you peace and relief!

~~~~~~

Revelation 21:4

“And God shall wipe away
all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be
no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be
any more pain:
for the former things
are passed away.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sweet Drops of Mercy ~

Sweet Drops of Mercy ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Sweet drops of mercy,
on my soul rain
to heal and ease
the ache, in my pain.

Sweet drops of mercy,
sent each day anew
to swaddle my sorrow
in a blanket of dew.

Sweet drops of mercy,
on my heart parade
tenderly on my grief
His favors cascade.

Sweet drops of mercy,
soaking into my soul
so they, my heartache
can sooth and console.

Sweet drops of mercy,
God sends from above
to soak the brokenhearted
in the pearls of His love!

~~~~~~~~

Lamentations 3:22-23

” It is of the Lord’s mercies
that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


What is This Mystery ~

Broken Hearted ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, what is this mystery,
You’re performing in me
what is it that You’re doing
in places, I cannot see?

What are Your hands making,
what now are they holding
is this too something else
in my life needing molding?

Lord, what are Your plans,
what is Your strategy
why is it I have peace
instead of agony?

Are you using my tears,
sorrow, grief and pain
to carve another place in me
for You to come and reign?

Lord, what is this mystery,
You’re performing in me
whatever it is I know . . .
it’s bringing me closer to Thee!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a broken heart;

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


The Path of Grief ~

The Path of Grief ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborh ann

The path of grief,
is long and steep
day’s pass slowly
night’s just creep.

The road’s winding,
the pain reels
brokenness
is all one feels.

The path of sorrow,
is wide and deep
one never knows
when they’ll weep.

The way is hard,
the despair intense
the valley seems
so immense.

The path of grief,
is long and steep
but Jesus comforts
His grieving sheep!

~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 53:4

” Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows:”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


The Broken Heart’s Cry ~

The Heart Cries ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Some days I wake up,
with tears in my eyes
and to the Lord . . .
my broken heart cries.

Lord, You understand,
the way that I feel
and I know my pain . . .
only You can truly heal.

Some days I wake up,
with tears falling
and to the Lord . . .
I just start bawling.

Lord, You understand,
the reason for my grief
and I know my pain. . .
only You can bring relief.

Some days I wake up,
with hope in my eyes
and I give to the Lord . . .
my pain ~ before I rise!

~~~~~~~

Revelation 21:4

“And God shall wipe away
all tears from their eyes;

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Under the Shadow ~

Under The Shadow ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

There is a shadow,
that comes from up above
we walk under it . . .
when we lose someone we love.

The void casts upon our souls,
the worst of our fears . . .
leaving us so heartbroken
our words, become our tears.

For, underneath the shadow,
there is but pain and grief
and the gloom that we feel
seems to have no real relief.

Laying beneath the shadow,
there is a raw darkness . . .
making everything around us
seems to dull, in its starkness.

But God has promised us,
this valley we’d get though
so remember while under it . . .
He is right there with you!

~~~~~~

Psalm 23:4

“Yea, though I walk
through the valley
of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff
they comfort me.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Showers of Mercy ~

Showers of Mercy ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Sometimes I don’t get,
why I’ve so much pain
or why in my life . . .
there’s so much rain.

Showers of sorrow,
fall on me each day
making it oh, so hard
to go about my way.

Often I am caught,
in a downpour of grief
and all I want to have . . .
is eternity’s relief.

Heavy precipitation,
drops from my eyes
as I pray to my Father
to hear my broken cries.

Please Oh Lord remove,
the clouds that I see
so that Your mercy . . .
can rain down on me!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 4:1

“Hear me when I call,
O God of my righteousness:

thou hast enlarged me
when I was in distress;

have mercy upon me,
and hear my prayer.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

~ In memory of my son Glenn
who would have been 41 today ~


Time . . . Does Not Heal ~

Healed ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

It’s not time ~ that heals,
it’s not about a new day
it’s about God’s mercy . . .
taking our suffering away.

It’s not about a brighter day,
of another tomorrow . . .
it’s about God understanding
the true depth of our sorrow.

It’s not time ~ that we need,
it’s not about another year
it’s about God collecting . . .
in His bottle our every tear.

It’s not about a certain period,
of suffering and grief
it’s about God’s grace. . . .
bringing broken hearts relief.

It’s not time ~ that will mend,
the wounds of  our despair
it’s believing Jesus will heal
all the pain, that we bear!

~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 9:22
 
“But Jesus turned him about,
and when he saw her,

he said, Daughter,
be of good comfort;

thy faith hath made
thee whole.
And the woman was made
whole from that hour.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

Jesus came to heal our broken heart’s too ~


How Many More Tears Lord ~

Tears Collected ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Lord, how many tears,
of mine have You collected
how many more droplets
are still to be projected?

How much of my sorrow,
have You in that jar . . .
how many more tears
will flow to You from afar?

How many more will spill,
from each puffy eye
how many more tears Lord
do I have left to cry?

How much more pain,
will I have to go through
until that jar overflows
with my teary eye dew?

Lord, how many tears,
do You still have to collect
how many more to You . . .
will I still need to direct?

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 56:8

“Thou tellest my wanderings:
put thou my tears into thy bottle:
are they not in thy book?”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Behind the Pain ~

Behind The Pain ~ CHRISTian poetry by deboranann ~ used with permission IBIble Verser

God has a reason,
for this, I know . . .
He has a plan
for these tears, I sow.

God has something,
for me to learn
He has a truth
for me to discern.

God has a purpose,
for all of this pain
He has a new insight
for me to gain.

God has a point,
for me to find
He has a revelation
to fill my mind.

God has a reason,
for this, I know . . .
He has a design
for my joy to grow!

~~~~~~

Psalm 16:11

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures
for evermore.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Will Heal ~

Jesus Will Heal ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~

I know the pain,
that you feel
you don’t think
it will ever heal.

The void in your heart,
just won’t go away
no matter how hard
or often you pray.

I know the grief,
eating you up inside
you don’t think
it will ever subside.

Your heart hurts so,
the ache is deep
every time you laugh
you begin to weep.

I too have felt,
the pain you feel
but trust me ~ Jesus
in time will heal!

~~~~~

Psalm 126:5

“They that sow in tears
shall reap in joy.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


A Journey into Grief ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Sow In Tears- IBible Verses

God had a plan for me,
a journey into grief
so that I would find
prayer truly brings relief.

He put me on a path,
of death and sorrow
to learn to trust Him
with all my tomorrows.

The agony that I felt,
the anguish deep inside
was a steady reminder
He’s always at my side.

The throb in my heart,
the hole within my soul
made me realize . . .
He’s in complete control.

The road has been long,
the ache is still there
but now I give to Him
my every single care.

Where there was a void,
God’s filled it with peace
though I doubt the pain
will every really cease.

I have been blessed,
in my suffering . . .
just knowing my tears
God is numbering!

~~~~~~~~

My son Glenn died
one year ago today
I thank my Lord and Savior
for making this journey
with me . . .


Why Lord ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Greatest Suffering - IBible Verses

Why, oh why Lord, I ask,
is my heart so heavy . . .
why is this ache I feel
so constant and steady?

Why do my tears flow,
like a flooding rain
why do they not ease
my suffering and pain?

Why do I feel so cold,
like a bleak winter day
why does it seem the hurt
will never go away?

This was my question,
weighing on me today
and this is what the Lord
had to say . . .

“Why, oh why, My child,
do you carry so much grief
why haven’t you found
true comfort and relief?

Give to Me the full extent,
of your heartache and pain
lest My own suffering . . .
was done for you in vain!”

~~~~~~~~

Romans 8:18

“For I reckon that the sufferings
of this present time are not worthy
to be compared with the glory

which shall be revealed in us.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Words Unspoken ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Sow In Tears- IBible Verses

Into the vast recesses,
of a heart-broken . . .
are words left unsaid
too painful to be spoken.

Buried so deep within,
words, unable to surface
the broken heart longs . . .
for meaning and purpose.

Too hard to conjure up,
more difficult each new day
tears are the only words .  . .
grieving hearts, have to say.

Words with no real rhyme,
for they cannot even reason
why they are so dry . . .
in this, the wettest of seasons.

But, they must be released,
these words, left unspoken
for it’s the only way . . .
God can heal ~ the heart broken!

~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 21:4

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,
nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away.”

~ AMEN and AMEN ~

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


My Focus is On Jesus ~

CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Open My Eyes  ~ IBible Verses Facebook

I focus not, on my grief,
nor those who caused my loss
I focus in on my Savior . . . .
all He did for me, on the cross.

I focus not, on my pain,
nor the reason for my sorrow
I focus on the eyes of God . . .
who sees, this broken sparrow.

I focus not on my heartache,
nor the cause of all my tears
I focus in on the assurance . . .
Jesus is the cure, for my fears.

I focus not on my anguish,
nor the misery of my despair
I focus in on the love of God . . .
knowing my heart, He’ll repair.

I focus not on my grief,
nor my loss, sorrow or the pain
I focus in on the hope I have . . .
when Jesus will, one day reign!

~~~~~~~~~~

Colossians 3:2

“Set your affection on things above,
not on things on the earth.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Me Not Lose Hope ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Don't Lose Sight - IBible Verse

Lord, let me not lose You,
in the midst of my grief
let me not lose hope . . .
in the fog of disbelief.

Let me not lose peace,
in the haze of my pain
let me not lose hope . . .
against sorrow’s strain.

Let me not lose joy,
in the mist of my loss
let me not lose hope . . .
as this bridge, I cross.

Let me not lose faith,
in the turmoil of my soul
let me not lose hope . . .
as sadness, takes its toll.

Lord, let me not lose You,
let me not lose sight
of the hope I have in . . .
Your restoring light!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 36:9

“For with thee is the fountain of life:
in thy light shall we see light.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Somedays ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Your are My Strength IBible Verses

Somedays, like this one,
I think only about you, my son
somedays, I feel as if . . .
my world has come undone.

Somedays, I pray and pray,
that this is but a dream
somedays, I feel as if . . .
my tears could form a stream.

Somedays, I think about,
the times when you were here
somedays, I feel as if . . .
I still can sense you near.

Somedays, I am so sad,
my grieving makes me writhe
somedays, I feel as if . . .
there’s no air for me to breathe.

Somedays, I dream about,
the man, you were meant to be
somedays, I feel as if . . .
you’re right here next to me.

Somedays, my Lord and Savior,
I feel as if . . .  I cannot  go on
and so today it will be . . .
Your strength, I’ll drawn upon!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things
through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

~~~~~~~~

My son, Glenn, would have been 40 years-old today.
He died six months ago.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit is being filed
against the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department
for Excessive Militarized Police Force.

I will be posting Glenn’s story  under the page entitled;

The Voice in The Attic


How Much Longer Lord ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~They who mourn - IBible Verses

How much longer Lord,
will I be in this wilderness . . .
how much longer, oh my God
will my heart feel this tenderness?

How many more tears Lord,
are there left for me to cry
how many more drops will fall
until they finally dry?

How many more sleepless nights,
will I still go through
how much more restlessness
will inhabit my days too?

How  much more  grief,
can this heart of mine take
how much more of this pain
till I finally get a break?

How much longer Lord,
will I be in this wilderness . . .
when will You relieve me
with Your loving tenderness?

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 6:2-4

“Have mercy upon me, O Lord;
for I am weak: O Lord, heal me;
for my bones are vexed.

My soul is also sore vexed:
but thou, O Lord, how long?

Return, O Lord, deliver my soul:
oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Valley of Sorrow ~

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Through the valley of sorrow,
God is taking me . . .
I know not the purpose
but, the future He sees.

Through the valley of heartache,
with grief as my load . . .
I know not the whys
but, God knows the road.

Through the valley of suffering,
I am being lead . . .
I know not the outcome
but, God knows what’s ahead.

Through the valley of pain,
with only tears in my sight
I know not the reason
but, God knows the fight.

Through the valley of sorrow,
God, I will follow Thee . . .
I care not the duration
for I know, You are with me!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 41:10

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed;
for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea,
I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the
right hand of my righteousness.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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