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Give It All to Him: A Poem

Updated on June 12, 2014
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I just heard the news
I just got the call
I'm so sick of it all
I've got nothing more to lose

Just one more death
Another tragedy
Hits too close to me
That last, final breath

Another trip to the hospital
To see a friend who's ill
Watching the waiting room fill
Staring at the blank, white wall

I've lost sight of the sun
I can't see through the storm
My heart is breaking--forlorn
I just want to run

I can't take any more sadness
Due to this tempestuous night
I want to take flight...or else fight...
And I just want to rest...to rest...

But the explosions continue
And the pain just grows worse
I have to disperse
From the sad, haunting truth

But I know I've got to give it all to God
Give it all to Him
Even when I don't have anything left to give
Turn over everything I've got

Even when the storms rage high
And laments of death drone on and on
While I'm listening to the same old song
I have to know that it'll be alright

If I give all my burdens to Him
Everything on my mind; in my heart; tugging at my soul
I have to let it go
And just give it all to Him

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    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Elizabeth,

      Superb; Captivating and spell-binding. Loved this poem. I like Abstract/Prose poetry. Please check, "An Old Dreamers Dream," I have on my hubs. Thanks.

      And as for your hub . . .

      This is an excellent piece of writing. To be totally-honest, it can easily be described as amazing.

      I loved every word. Graphics were superb. This hub was helpful, informative and I found it very interesting.

      Voted up and all the choices because you deserve it.

      You have such a gift for writing. Keep writing no matter what.

      Sincerely,

      Kenneth Avery, Hamilton, Alabama

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Liz, this is hauntingly beautiful, and this describes how I feel at this moment.

      I will give it all to him.

      Thank you!

    • Elizabeth Bowers profile imageAUTHOR

      Elizabeth Wilson 

      4 years ago from Tennessee

      Thank you so much!

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      Maria Jordan 

      4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      In my 'therapy speak' Elizabeth, this can be called trauma pile - up, and you have expressed it so very powerfully in this piece of writing.

      And sometimes all we can do is rely on our faith in God and our inner strength to carry us through day to day...and we surely do. You write from your heart...so beautiful.

    • Elizabeth Bowers profile imageAUTHOR

      Elizabeth Wilson 

      4 years ago from Tennessee

      Thank you to everyone for your wonderful and insightful comments! I think sometimes it seems that if something bad is going to happen, it's going to be followed by about ten other bad things. But I suppose that's why David said, "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death..." I am just so glad that death HAS been defeated and that we do have a loving God to whom we can give all our pain and burdens to, even if it can be a difficult feat! Thank you all so much!

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Liz, WELCOME to HubPages! How on earth would we survive all the heartaches caused by bad and sad news! Your beautiful lines give us the best solution! Thanks.

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      Brenda Thornlow 

      4 years ago from New York

      Beautiful poem. Wonderful reminder to release everything to Him. Voted up!

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Beautiful meditation, Elizabeth. In the end, that's all we can do is "Give it all to Him." I can so relate when I think of losses and deaths I've experienced. Thank you for sharing this poetic message of comfort. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Faith Reaper 

      4 years ago from southern USA

      Beautifully powerful and dramatic. So true, my husband and I were just talking about this very issue ... casting all of our cares to Him, and trust in Him and believe His promises.

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, googling and sharing

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Venkatachari M 

      4 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      I agree that it is not so much easy or possible. But there is no other way left for you than to weep for a while and let it go. Accept it. Its the truth. You can't deny it.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Inspiritional and letting go is not always easy. I could feel the turmoil. Take care..

    • Elizabeth Bowers profile imageAUTHOR

      Elizabeth Wilson 

      4 years ago from Tennessee

      Thank you very much!

    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 

      4 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very much emotional and touching to the heart. Great poem.

    • Elizabeth Bowers profile imageAUTHOR

      Elizabeth Wilson 

      4 years ago from Tennessee

      Thank you very much. :)

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      Word 

      4 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Liz, sad but good, touching but hurting, stilled for a moment and very deserting but sooner or later we must go on. Share with sympathy :-)

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