Friday, January 19, 2024

Lament for a friend

After 2 Samuel 1:17-27

The brother of his soul

lies fallen on the field

of battle, fallen along

side his father, both

struck down, bodies

now becoming one

with dust. He sings

his song of grief

for his friend, the one

who loved him even

knowing he would

take his place. He

remembers the kindness,

always shown; he

remembers the love,

always extraordinary,

always faithful, always

expressed. He remembers

the love and he weeps

for the loss, the loss

of the friend

who loved him.


Photograph by Gabriel via Unsplash. Used with permission.

Some Friday Readings


On the Holy Spirit’s Wondrous Consolation – poem by Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg at Kingdom Poets (D.S. Martin).


A Might Fortress – poem by Brian Yapko at Society of Classical Poets.


Poetry Friends, Jody Collins – Megan Willome. 


5 Poems I’m Memorizing – Jonathan Threlfall.