Category Archives: Poems, Prayers and Thoughts

Poems, prayers and thoughts that may help others.

Smile

By definition, grief is deep sorrow especially caused by someone’s death To me, grief is love at its strongest and pain at its weakest It’s every emotion you can think of, felt for the rest of your days on this earth It … Continue reading

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Getting Better?

Getting Better? My tears feel warm on my cheeks now— Not burning hot. Is this a sign I’m “getting better”? When I cry now I am almost often alone. In the car, in the shower. Or sometimes taking a walk. … Continue reading

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My Son

My son, a perfect little boy of five years and three months, had ended his earthly life. You can never sympathize with me; you can never know how much of me such a young child can take away. A few … Continue reading

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Healing

Sometimes you have to take it on blind faith that your heart is healing. It may not feel like the pain is going away. You might still cry just as hard as ever. But strength, confidence, and wisdom grow invisibly … Continue reading

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A Loss So Cruel.

A Loss So Cruel. For parents, the death of an adult child is a singular anguish It is a parent’s worst nightmare. And for Dr. Stephen and Elizabeth Alderman, it came in the midst of what seemed like a dream. … Continue reading

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We Remember Them

We Remember Them In the rising of the sun and its going down, We Remember Them. In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, We Remember Them. In the opening of the buds and in the … Continue reading

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Hopi Prayer

Hopi Prayer  Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on the snow. I am the sunlight on the ripened … Continue reading

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You Lost What?

You Lost What? I lost my keys. I lost my paper. I lost my hat. I lost my pen. I lost my glasses. I lost my comb. I lost my iPod. I lost my hair. I lost my car. I … Continue reading

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He Never Met a Stranger

“He never met a stranger,” said his Mother. Albert, of course, was known by his friends as ET. He got the nickname after the movie was released and he was constantly told to call home as he went about his … Continue reading

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