What Could Have Been – Dana Streufert

A fitting poem from Dana Streufert with Ascension and Pentecost Sunday in our rearview. Check out more of Dana’s work at her blog


Were it not for love

this parting act

could have been easy


Pain lessened, lighter

load lifted,

never bleeding


Empty, hollow

without ceasing

this leaving


could have been


But love was there and hurting, slowly healing

came with this parting


And we are better off

this depth of love,

this grieving


We are changed

for Holy Thou

hath loved us in this leaving.


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