Tender Mercies .........

It's just not something we do ,
I know ,but isn't it one
that we should ! To reach out in a moment of grace
To offer a hand ....a heart a moment
of mercy.
Tender mercies.....
As she stands crying at the curtain
waiting for love to return
the one that never will.......
It consumes me to watch as a
soul is torn away from
the person
Like so much silver
christmas wrapping.....
Tender mercies....
Or when he walks with a heavy
load too heavy for the shoulders
that you know so well
just as they begin to fail
A hand on the shoulder and
dry the tears that wont fall......
Tender mercies......
If I could I would take that pain
from you all.........
Tender mercies.....
It's just not something
we do
Or is it......


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

We know that you do it man... this is a beautiful little write with a timeless message that needs to be on everyone's mind each morning... that's a beautiful picture too of the sky... keep writing....


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Beautiful Ahorseback...so sweet to read this morning..Tender mercies is just what we do...

Have a blessed day,

Sunnie


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theseus 5 years ago from philippines

Another brilliant read Ahorseback.

"A hand on the shoulder and

dry the tears that wont fall......

Tender mercies......

If I could I would take that pain

from you all....."

These lines say it all. The world needs more men like you. God bless you.


marellen 5 years ago

I would like to think that most people have tender mercies for each other.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

ahorseback,

"A hand on the shoulder and

dry the tears that wont fall......

Tender mercies......

If I could I would take that pain

from you all.........

Tender mercies....."

This read reached in and grabbed my heart, this morning.

I think we all, as humans, hope for and yearn for tender mercies, and to reap that which we hope for, must make it our purpose to sow it, and offer tender mercies in our world. Thank you for this deeply thought provoking piece!


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

ahorseback your Slip into my River poem has no comment box! And its fabuous so it needs one.

These line delighted me from this one though: " consumes me to watch as a

soul is torn away from

the person

Like so much silver

christmas wrapping....."


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

Ah, yes, tender mercies for us all in our sorrows and travail. Thanks for yet another lovely poem.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

You have so many layers, all so wonderfully exposed.

Tender Mercies

To give and receive

A joyful Blessing

A sought after reprieve


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b. Malin 5 years ago

This Poem certainly makes one stop and think, Tender Mercies...you've said it all so nicely, Ahorseback...You are a Good Soul.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Suburban Poet, Thank you my friend, I will write until I no longer feel ! In truth a lot of our friends herein hubs are just the kind of souls who listen , reading between the lines and offering such feelings as yours! Take care of you my good man!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Oh Sunnie day , its even in your name , and even if it wasn't ! Its in the smile! and beyond that it's in the beauty of your writing. Thank you for who you are!.......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Theseus , You are too nice , And I absolutely love your little Pig tails !....LOL...:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Marellen, I agree , ......at least I know that you do!......I've got to catch up with your hubs ....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

"Tenderheart" , If I were to have to make a list of those who perform tender mercies , YOU would be on top of the list , believe me......thank you for the mercies you have already shown!....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Randy Behavior , Which I don't ,By the way , believe for a minute! LOL , You understand This side of humanity [tender mercies], I'm sure of that!....Thank you !....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Paradise I would write forever knowing you were feeling my words....! He He......theank you!....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Always Exploring ,Im gonna add that to my words, its so nice , But then What do I expect from my farmhouse ghost soulmate!LOL......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

B.Malin , I just happened to learn from the best source , fire and Ice , To parents so opposite .But thats another story! Thank you for the nice words!...:-}


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Incredible. I can say no more, for the emotion aroused.

I'll just vote.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Nellieanna , you are so kind, actually this writing fits you to a tee!.....Thank you for who YOU are! @-->---


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

"Tender Mercies"...I sure hope all of humanity learns to lend a hand, a shoulder, a nudge in the right direction, anything at all to show love and more love. Beautiful as always ahorseback.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird , With your help and caring we can't help but learn , seriously it's there! .....its here!...:-} Thank you .


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Look who talks! You're kind and sensitive to the feelings of others. Thank you for being all YOU are! Hugs!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Nellieanna , I can only hope to be as kind and insightful as you are , The queen of our hub kingdom!....@-->--- a flower at your feet....:-}


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

awgeewillikers. . . thank you and a @-->--- back for your breakfast table! :-)

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