Betrayal is loyalty’s fatal wound,
Vulnerability risks love’s fullest expression,
Lost trust is the cruelest weapon,
When love shared is used to condemn,
The friend who becomes a stranger,
When shared sorrow becomes hate’s barb.
Love’s hand brings healing trust,
My scars a testimony to his victory,
My pain transformed by Mercy’s forgiveness,
Evil intentions bounce off Love’s shield,
Each stone flung returns to haunt my dear enemy,
I ache to hear the God’s kind words to me,
Every day given a new lesson in being loved,
Each morning a celebration of life lived fully.