The question of why
January 29, 2021

The question of why

January 29, 2021

I wrote these lines while listening to a new song by Tony Anderson called Éclosion. I've been thinking about the “why” of suffering and am reminded of what C.S. Lewis writes when he says, “God whispers to us in our pleasure, he speaks to us in our conscience, and he shouts to us in our pain. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”

This poem is short and raw. My worldview is one of great hope, but sometimes I am still left with questions. We don't always get a why. I am learning still to trust.

The question of why

What is the sound of

Your tears on the keys

A minor melody

Sung with silent grief

What is the mark of

These years on your face

Deep lines of

Pain inked to rhythmic beat

What is the reason for

These fears clawing raw

My body and soul

Long for promises to come

What is the hope that

Now appears to be mine

Could these refining aches

Be whispers of love

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