Sunday, December 1, 2013


Thanksgivingless                                                               Written by: Kelsey Hoppman
                                                                                                             November 27, 2013
Penniless stands the young businessman. Now
Facing the world without any clue how.
Greedy and sharp was the game that they played.
Leaving this gent with a debt never paid.

Crippled for life she has none in this world.
Desperate for glory that's lost and unfurled.
Innocence longs for one step in her mind.
Struck with great terror. Tell death, left behind.

Rough, wrinkled hands grasp the bare, little sign.
Homeless and numb in this raw wintertime.
Salty, wet tears flood his glum, darkened face;
Hopeful for love, or a friend, or embrace.

Tears from the grieving, young parent fall fast.
How could she know her child's breath was her last?
Crumb'ling into a dark, anguished abyss,
Wishing for just one last word, smile, or kiss.

Angered and wounded, agony cries.
Hopeless in suff'ring and lost in the lies.
Only through One will they truly find grace:
Saved through Christ's death and forever embrace.

Thankfulness rests not on our weakened frame.
Following Christ we can trust in His name.
Absence of One to give thanks to, confess,
Leaves us to wander and Thanksgivingless.

1 comment:

Lilac Bud Gal said...

That was really beautiful, Kelsey! I know I'm often guilty for turning to family or friends to comfort instead of going *first* to my Savior, then to others... What a great reminder. He is always there for us! :)
I pray you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you'll have a wonderful Christmas, too! :)