Stand firm to the end my complaining heart,
Love is a labor of sweet sacrifice.
Let all of your own desires depart
Until you have paid a heavenly price.
Love on in the face of hostility,
Expose all their anger to truth and light
And pray that they see the futility
In the rage that shackles them to their fright.
Weep for those whose love is withering
And be kind to the hearts covered in frost,
For they may not see the summer or spring
But wander in winter completely lost.
Love on and show the Lord is the reason
Your winter came to a change in season.
King James Version
"But the Lord shall endure for ever:
he hath prepared his throne for judgment."
This poem was a finalist in the August 2017 poetry contest