Take My HandTake My Hand3 years ago in Free Verse
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When the mists of darkness grow thick,
And you become lost because you let go,
You fall on your knees and weep, ready to give up,
Then comes the light and you hear a voice say, "Take my hand."
A mother cries herself to sleep at night,
Try as she might, it's just never enough,
"I'm not strong enough," she says, "to raise my children alone."
Then a feeling of calm overcomes her grief as He says, "Take my hand."
A pioneer trudges through the snow on bare feet,
Again to leave his home, his temple, and a piece of himself. . .
Along the path his baby boy is buried,
He too loses strength and falls in the snow,
As he's about to let go, he hears the words, "Take my hand."
A soldier fighting in a war most fierce,
Must also wage a battle deep within himself: one of faith,
Yet he's losing the battle, losing sight of the things he thought he knew,
Then he knows, when a voice breaks through his turmoil saying, "Take my hand."
A small girl hides in a closet as she tremors with fear,
The bruises are s