The Bittersweet Melody



We are all crying

our free-will offerings

to a faithful God

as the bittersweet melody

of our life

moves us to tears.




We are all chasing

the laughter that echoes


fleshly corridors,

but every extension of our reach

brings tears:

overjoyed or


all lead to the self-same


our hearts cannot contain

nor fathom

where we’re headed

through the blur.





Each tear leaves a trail

to the edge of our longing

an infinite canyon

we cannot span





With you, I lean over


salt-encrusted memories

as gifts to

 Christ, Righteous

and True

who whispers—Take heart,

weary one

our separation will end

at the last trump—it is done!

And the thread that holds us




His touch

shall dissolve to greater


and all our crying will cease

to have a home.



Our Father sees our tears. There is hope in the bittersweet melody we sing to Him. If you are sorrowful, come and read about the hope we have in Him. #sorrow, #hope, #loneliness, #Christ




They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. Psalm 126:5–6




Abiding in the Vine,

~ Gleniece 






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About Gleniece

Writer/Editor at Desert Rain and Desert Rain Editing. Happy wife, homeschool mom, Bible study-er. Lover of wine and chocolate. Ever thankful for the gift that is Christ.

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    • Gleniece says

      You are welcome, Leslie. Thank you for the compliment and for stopping by! I hope your day is blessed and restful.

  1. Gayl says

    Your poem is so beautiful, Gleniece, every word! Thank you for linking up with #LMMLinkup!

    • Gleniece says

      Thank you, Gayl. I appreciate your kind words. And I appreciate you hosting such a fine link up. Have a blessed day. 🙂

    • Gleniece says

      Oh, Brenda, thank you for the compliment. (If you only knew how much I struggle with each word, all the while doubting my abilities. Does any of this resonate with you?)
      Loved that you stopped by, dear friend. I hope today surrounds you with springtime beauties.

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