Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Poetry Thursday - "Fallen Warrior"

FALLEN WARRIOR

Our Father who art in heaven

save my fellow warrior

as she fights for her

precious life.



Hallowed be thy name

for she is in your hands

you hold the power

of her fate.



Thy kingdom come, thy will be done

her faith has been tested

she stood with fortitude

heart breaking.



On earth as it is in heaven

take away her suffering

her shadowed dreams

give her hope.



Give us this day, our daily bread

for she is a mother that

has nutured a family

now in shreds.



Forgive us our trespasses

for we want her to stay

our yellow rose

another day.



Amen


Poetry Thursday had no theme this week and since a fellow warrior/blogger is fighting for her life I wrote a poem/prayer. She could use many more as the doctors have given her little hope. I'm not going to give up on her! Fight sweet Helen. Yellow Rose I can't concentrate on much else for now.
I can't seem to link with beta? http://hsatt1.blogspot.com/ Helen's blog.

36 comments:

Pam said...

I am so sorry, my precious friend, it breaks my heart. I hate to see a fellow warrior fall. I will send my prayers that whatever way she chooses, God will be with her.
I love you!

GreenishLady said...

Amen. I pray for strength and comfort for Helen and for you.

Jolene said...

I know you are aching for her and I am so sorry. A wonderful tribute to her in this poem/prayer.
Hugs,
Jolene

chiefbiscuit said...

This is a beautiful prayer. Love the song as well, it makes me cry and it says it all really. I feel so frightened for dear Helen ... but your strength - and God's - is helping her I know.

Vedrana M. said...

beautiful poem, i hope your fellow warrior will be fine, xxx

bella said...

Oh, my warrior girl - I am hoping for the best. My energies are with you and your friend.

wendy said...

This is a perfect prayer.

I will pray it out loud for her. and Hope my voice is heard.

Left-handed Trees... said...

I am so sorry to hear about this...beautiful tribute to her.

Sandy said...

Simply beautiful! I love how you incorporated the Word into it. I'm sorry to hear about your dear friend.... Prayer changes things!

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

I offer my thoughts and prayers for Yellow Rose. She is teaching us how to care in the midst of her suffering.

Rose

xo

Beth said...

I am just in tears as I read this. What a beautiful tribute and prayer for your friend.

paris parfait said...

Tammy, your beautiful tribute to Helen brought tears to my eyes. She is very much in my prayers. xo

paris parfait said...

Tammy I clicked on the link and it took me to a site that's definitely not Yellow Rose.

Rach said...

Many prayers coming from me to Helen and for you too honey. Keep strong!

get zapped said...

Tammy, this is truly from your heart and it has reached me, deeply. I honor you for supporting your friend. My words wane in comparison. Hope in my heart for Helen...

Kamsin said...

Amen. I too pray that God is upholding Helen in this time.

Clare said...

She's a beautiful person and your prayer is lovely too. I hope it is answered, Tammy.

Remiman said...

Tammy,
You are a wonderful advocate for Helen with God. I know through your faith he will give you both strength and understanding.
rel

Regina Clare Jane said...

Oh, I knew this was about Helen when I read your post at PT... God bless her and her family and you, Tammy, for being such a wonderful friend.

Nancy said...

Makes me very sad that you're so sad. It also makes it that much more real how damaging and scary this disease can be.
My heart is with your friend...and with you.

Love,
Nancy

Becca said...

A beautiful prayer for Helen ~I'm praying it with you and this whole community of bloggers.

Tabor said...

I also have a 'distant' friend fighting for her life now. I hope that this passage will be sweet and peaceful for both.

daisies said...

oh hon ... this is beautiful and breaks my heart just a little but so long as there is hope, there is hope regardless of what doctors say ~ am sending you and her strength and love and positive energy ... xoxox

Rob Kistner said...

Tammy - May your friend find peace and you find continued strength.

...Rob

Crafty Green Poet said...

A lovely tribute Tammy, my thoughts are with you both.

turquoise cro said...

I am praying Tammy! xoCinda

jim said...

Tammy, we are with you . . .

Rethabile said...

A thought and a prayer.

gautami tripathy said...

I too join you in your prayers.

Clare said...

I am also praying and keeping you and your friend in my heart.

Beloved Dreamer said...

I did not know. I will keep both of you in my prayers. May God be with you both dear friend.

love-bd

Anonymous said...

tammy,

thank you for your tribute to my beautiful mother. she loved you so much. please keep up the war against this terrible disease. thank you for the friendship you offered my mother and the blog. God Bless you. Please keep in touch...........

emmapeelDallas said...

Tammy,

Helen and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Judi

Tinker said...

Tammy, reading this now after the fact, just brings such tears, for your friend, for her family, for you - I'm so sorry, hon. Praying for comfort for you and all who loved her. XOXO

Jone said...

So beautifully written and expressed Tammy. I am just catching up as allergies were kicking me and I was away for the weekend. I am sorry for the loss of your dear friend and fellow poet. Much peace. xoxo
JOne

TJ said...

I am tearful...I know we are all dying each and everyday...but that doesn't make goodbyes any easier.
Hugs..
love TJ