We’re Not Ready


We know when it’s time
For our loved one to fly
To our God and Creator
Up there in the sky
We’re not ready

No matter our wishes
There is no kind of pill
To make everything better
We know this
But still…
We’re not ready

We’re being very selfish
Emotions run high
Beloved needs comfort
Yet our deep cry’s
We’re not ready.”

But the Lord in His own way
Tells us what’s so,
That He’s got them, He holds them
It’s time to let go
This we know

Even so..
We’re not ready.

Time to think of our dear one
Who has said loud and clear
“I want God to take me
It’s time now my dear.
I want to breathe easy
And have no more pain
Our God will be with me
I’ll live in His reign.
Now get ready.”

But how do we do this,
Where do we begin?
It’s not fair, we don’t want to
You’re our blood and our kin
We don’t want to lose you
Not see you again
Can’t you see
We’re just not ready!

Then we look at our loved one
A face twisted in pain
And we think of their call
To the Lord once again,
So we tell them we love them
Our hearts won’t let go
Of their memory, their love
Their great life and their glow
And we prepare to
Be ready.

Then have second thoughts

We know life’s a cycle
And get the need for relief
Still we just can’t imagine,
(Despite our beliefs)
Ever reaching a stage of
Being ready

For losing a loved one

So the truth of the matter
And maybe it’s wrong,
Is that although they’ll be angels
Forever singing their song
Neither today, nor tomorrow
Not ever, no how
Can we ever achieve



Daily Prompt: Second Thoughts


9 thoughts on “We’re Not Ready

  1. This is a powerful piece of poetry. And even though, I’m not particularly religious, in truth with how difficult times have been for my family, it would be hard to be so, but anyway, I can totally empathise with that feeling. When I lost my uncle this year, I was never ready. Never could be. And no matter what was said, I always looked to hope. Partly for my family who needed hope. And partly for me as I couldn’t accept what was happening. I don’t think you can ever truly be ready for this.

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    1. Thank you David. I’m so sorry for the loss of your uncle. No, not even when we know it’s time, because of age or just because it would be a blessed relief for them – no head knowledge ever convinces the heart. Nothing ever gets us ready. And although it hurts, I’m glad. I think if I ever became ready I will have lost something. A part of my humanity would be gone. My compassion lost.
      Hope is a good thing to look for and hold on to in times of difficulty. The tough times in life can leave one wondering what it’s all about. What is the point when all we seem to have around us is crazy and cruel and painful? There are always more questions than answers, but Hope is good. Hope is a constant. Hope helps others hold on a little tighter and gives the strength we need to get through things. More importantly, sometimes, it gives us the strength to support others and help them through it too.
      Here’s to a good night’s rest and hope for brighter tomorrows 🙂❤️

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  2. It’s truly is powerful. I’m pushing back tears. But you and I know it’s not about us being ready. What helps is to understand that our lives one is better off up there. 💖


    1. Thank you Anne. Yes it’s a real emotional v rational battle within. We wants what’s best for them, now and eternally, yet we don’t want to lose them.
      Personally for us, our faith is the source of all comfort and strength. Thank you for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it 🙂

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    1. Lance, just wow!
      Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging words. I am so happy that something written from the heart reached into you and took you some way into the journey. One never knows whether our words are put together well enough to create the reality they speak of. I’m very grateful to you for taking the time to leave this comment.
      We are going through something as a family at the moment, but actually it came out of all the times we have been in this position and I realised the truth. No matter what, we can never truly be ready in our hearts or minds for that time when we have to say goodbye – even when the passing over is a release for them.
      I’m looking forward to reading more of your story, just stuck with a Uni assignment due imminently (as always with me!).
      Bless you, and thank you again 😊


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