When You Can’t

When you can’t cry, or will not because your heart is hard,

I will cry for you—tears to seek the cracks, a way in.

When you can’t listen, I will be your ears

to hear the hope in a flower, a bird, a sunset, a melody.

When you can’t speak, I will whisper words your heart would say

in unguarded moments, if it could crawl from beneath the dead weight.

When you can’t believe—when your faith lisps with fragile emptiness,

I will believe in the darkness for both of us.

When you can’t pray, I will pray.

When you can’t,

when you won’t,

I will

with hope.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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23 Responses to When You Can’t

  1. susansplace says:

    This is beautiful. I would like to tag this, or whatever they do, and put it on my blog for others to see. Would that be OK?

  2. dorannrule says:

    Everything about this post is absolutely beautiful!

  3. melodylowes says:

    Simply stunning – soothing, and heart-rendingly beautiful…

  4. Maggie Brown says:

    That is beautiful….it touched my heart. how do you get ‘reblog’ on the top left of your blog??

    • Thank you. Do you not see it? My top page icons say W, Apronhead, Follow, Like, Reblog. You hit reblog and it gives you an option to add a comment or just go ahead and reblog it to your site.

  5. Lynne Ayers says:

    I’ve been where I could no longer cry – this struck a chord.

  6. nutsfortreasure says:

    Reblogged this on Living and Lovin and commented:
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  7. o the melody! simply beautiful! love & gratitude

  8. Cathy says:

    What beautiful words – and thoughts. Simply lovely.

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