Gift Love

On Sunday’s I’m posting poetry written by my mother-in-law, Bettie Lou. Writing poetry was a form of therapy after losing her husband and then her youngest son in 1985.

Gift Love

I share a gift of love with you,

            Out of my woundedness.

Not need love that will be returned

            As a circle,

But a Gift love that forms an arch

            Never to return to me.

Is that what you did for me, God?

Did you give your gift of love with

            No expectation of return?

            Your gift of love –

            Your son on the cross

Not need love, but gift love

            Christ – a gift of love speaks

            To my spirit;

            “Father forgive them”

A love gift – out of your woundedness.IMG_0586