A Prevailing Sadness
Cut open this heart of mine and see now the open wounds which remain.
There is so much sadness in this world, so many who live each day with pain.
There was the homeless young woman who had no shoes that I almost brought home.
There was the lost little six week old kitten that I now claim as my own.
Then I remember the stranger with blue eyes whose wife was dying of cancer.
I went to him and took the golden cross from around my neck to give unto her.
This was the cross that was given unto me when my late wife entered eternal sleep.
I can’t take this pain anymore; I must realize I can’t save the world just because I wear my heart on my sleeve.
I shall love everyone and everything all my remaining days, yet I must turn this lose and let God have His way.
J. Allen Wilson © 8/26/2012 in Memory of Leah and Little Minnie….