The journey through grief

So vast, dark and uncertain

Where is my compass


God, are you with me

I search, eyes closed, heart open

Oh Source of comfort


I cry out in tears

A primal ache in my soul

Help me to find you


Prayer is hard for me

How do I speak to you God

Tears flow down my cheeks


They carry in them

All the words I cannot say

Hear them God, hear them…


I ask, Ayekah?

In the still quiet moments

The wind whispers back


I listen closely

Hineni, the wind calls out

Here I am, with you


The journey is long

The gentle breeze carries me

Forward with God’s grace


A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count.