ADDICT (sonnet for a friend in distress)
by Marie Elena
She doesn’t fit the image in your head –
The one my title planted in your brain.
She’s quilted patchwork, fondly stitched bedspread.
She’s warmly welcomed gently falling rain.
She’s selfless soul and kindness above all.
Her prayers are like symphonic rays of sun.
When help is needed, she’s the one to call –
She’ll set distress aside for anyone.
Her nights are filled with terrorizing dreams;
Her days besieged with raging drug demands.
While patchwork stitches strain along the seams,
Her trembling heart is placed in Jesus’ hands.
If you are without sin, then cast your stone.
But He? He will not let her stand alone.
© Marie Elena Good, 2017
Lovely sonnet…honor to a friend with unseen struggles and the honesty of your love for her. I
Thank you so much, Damon.
Such love and compassion. (Glad this one wanted to be birthed even if it did keep you up : )
Thank you, Debi. ❤