Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mothers Missing Children: A Prayer

Lion of the Tribe of Judah
This poem is in remembrance of Louwana Miller who never gave up hope that her daughter Amanda Berry was alive. The mother died before she could be reunited with he daughter in the flesh. However, her prayers and the prayers and faith of others kept Amanda Berry, Georgina Lynn DeJesus and Michelle Knight alive and brought them back to their loved ones after 10 years.

For all the mothers who are missing children and praying for their return, this sonnet is for you.

               Mother's Day Prayer

Despite all darkness, loneliness and pain,
My prayers continually search through  space and time
To penetrate thick walls and cut through chains
That block escape, destroy your will and mind.
Trust God, His strength. Accept His soul embrace
As it ignites your powerful spirit life,
Against all physical harm that would disgrace
Your pride, oppress you with its hateful strife.
Be firm within, determined, hopeful, strong.
You know we'll find their dark and secret shore
From clues they've left. We'll right this unjust wrong
"Assured!" Lion of Judah* triumphant, roars!
Have faith! Impossibility with man,
Is possible with God, the great "I AM!"

*Lion of the Tribe of Judah is a Biblical reference to Christ. Please note that the lion Aslan in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe represents Christ. C.S. Lewis has stated his lion is a reference to Christ and discussed this with individuals who questioned him about it. Liam Neeson most probably isn't familiar with C.S. Lewis' writings on Christian apologetics.