what now

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

what happens
when there's nothing
of myself to give
but they're alone
so alone
i can hear them calling
calling out
what if i can't 
answer their call
because no one 
ever answered it for me
but their arms
they're reaching out
trying to hold on
just hold on
what if i can't
hold on to them
much longer
because i'm so weak
so tired
but they're falling
i can hear their cries
their sobs
what if i'm falling 
right along side them
what if i too
am choking on my tears
what now
we ask
what now

(bc. you're not responsible for others, all you can do is love them with the love Christ Jesus has given you. and other's aren't responsible for you, sometimes you have to learn to fall and get back up)


  1. oh baby. and i know that. i know that it is not on us to save them or take care of them, but oh! Christ sometimes calls us to stay even when that burns the self right from our fingers. but with the fire burning away self, we become more selfless.
    He has given us everything we need.
    love u. x

  2. Aww, this is lovely, and sad, and so true! I'm so glad I found your blog, Elizabeth! I can't wait to read more of your poetry.