Have To Be Today

by Dee Lorraine

Lord, I know you have a purpose
for taking him away.
But did it have to be today, Lord?
Did it have to be today?

Forgive me for my selfishness,
You don’t owe an explanation.
You are the great I AM,
With no need for justification.

I loved him deeply, but not for long
That’s why I miss him so.
I don’t know the point in saying this
Because You choose our time to go.

I said we're just getting started.
A long, bright future up ahead.
So when I awoke this morning
I didn’t think he would be dead.

In Thee, oh Lord, do I put my trust
You do all things much better than us.
You know exactly how I feel
I know my broken heart You’ll heal.
Although how You'll do it
I cannot comprehend.
So I’ll lean on Jesus and Your Spirit
My holy Comforter and Friend.

Lord, I know you have a purpose
for taking him away.
So I thank you, God, for loving me
As I draw closer to you today.

Dee Lorraine writes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and is drafting her first novel. Her work appears in Agape Review, Friday Flash Fiction, Midwest Book Review, The Birdseed, and 101 Words. Dee’s YouTube channel “Superfast Stories” features her videos of writers’ 100-word stories; “Provoke Unto Love” promotes a Christ-centered permanent solution to homelessness in the USA.

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