September 4, 1999


Never a Cry


it is so very difficult to write these words

to a friend who’ll never read them


with songs of glory wondrous in my ear

to write such words of sadness

seems wrong

as though glory had nothing to do with pain

and the ending of a life scarce begun

forgetting that He came for such as you

as well as the one you lost, unknown

with never a cry but to the Lord

who also waits for yours


Written when I learned that a

friend had aborted her child.