Diana has been a member of New Jersey’s
Friends Needing Friends for several years and is currently doing all the
photography of the events at each meeting. After the passing of her husband,
George the Holy Spirit of God touched her life with the ability to express her
grief in writing beautiful poetry. The title of her wonderful list of poems is
“Simply Put”, “Inspirational Poems of Hope, As You Journey Through The Valley”
by Diana Eileen Clark. Diana believes
the Lord has provided a way for her to share this ‘hope’ through the poetry you
are about to read – TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
Who Am I?
I looked at
life through his eyes;
I made his
dream my dream.
Now my life
Doesn’t have a theme.
I have so
I can really call my own;
I’d need them.
thought I’d be alone,
And have to
my point of view.
many things in life,
got a clue.
I’m not sure
what I like now,
Or where I’d
want to go
For rest and
just don’t know.
heart is missing;
II feel so
on without him
quite a feat.
But on and
On I must go.
He’d want me
to, and so
I recall the
times he told me,
stronger that you know.”
yes, I feel it,
But it is
not my own.
grace I have it,
Christ and Christ alone.
Lord, now I need You
To help me
find my place.
When I peer
into the mirror,
Who am I now
It’s so hard
for me to see.
I know I’m
in there somewhere.
me to find me.
personal experience and observation as
I journey through the valley, I have
GRIEVING is a necessary process for healing, uniquely
different for each of us and, at the same time similar. You cannot imagine that
anyone else has ever felt as you do or thought your thoughts, but the Bible
says there is no trial or temptation that befalls you that is not common to man
(belonging to human experience)…and God, in His compassionate nature, promises
to give you strength. Endurance and the means of escape (Read I Corinthians
Healing takes time, and you cannot rush the process. You
must work through the many stages and emotions – sorrow, anger, guilt, regrets,
depression, anxiety, denial, resentment, tears – all are natural. It is
important, however, not to get “stuck” in any one area. If you do, seek
is like swimming against a swift current, trying desperately to go back where
you were, but it’s impossible to fight the force of the water. It just keeps pouncing against you
constantly. Exhaustion takes over, and you either go under or turn around and
let the current carry you, floating awhile to regain your strength. Then you
begin to swim again, but this time with the current. Slowly you gain some
control and direction, but the direction must be forward – there is no turning
I entered the water with Jesus Christ. He is my life
preserver; I will NOT go under. If you
entered the water without Him, send up a spiritual SOS now! He is waiting to
cast a lifeline to you; all you have to do is ask.