Lost Moments (Senryu)

Life cut short, I mourn

your rejection of His Grace.

Saturating tears


Hell’s fire, treasure yours

Hindsight seizes inner thoughts:

Could I have said more?


Witnessed chance now lost

Those hesitant moments passed!

Your soul the true cost

I have periods where I feel terrible about my poor witness for my faith.  Lost souls haunt me and I feel the burden.  This poem was an attempt to  creatively share that burden with others who may feel the same way.

Senryu: same as Haiku structure but the theme is generally related to relationships or feelings while Haiku stresses nature