|Posted by ShipwreckWriter - Lynn Pettigrew Norris on December 21, 2012 at 12:15 PM|
Memories of recent and past losses of loved ones
Hang on the wall of all our hearts.
Scenes from tragedies flash across our minds.
Scattered photos of children in a grade school.
Silent nights ring out from their bedroom walls.
The why’s and what for’s clutter our hearts.
Not knowing that those are not important thoughts.
Collages created on a facebook wall
As the news feed scrolls with “miss you’s”
Words posted on an earthly collage
Among the memories in our minds & hearts.
Knowing that an all-knowing God sees all
The collages throughout our land.
Another year draws to a close
As families gather ‘round the Christmas tree
One more chance to make a photo
To add to our living collage.
Though seared in our thoughts is one single collage
Fresh photos of children from a schoolyard
While others paste words drawn out from broken hearts
On the scrolling walls of loved ones remembered.