Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Anniversary dates are always difficult. Tomorrow, September 4,  would have been my Jon's 44th birthday. I still miss and grieve for him every day. Sometimes I need to read this poem and remember its wise words.


Celtic Prayer
For All Who Grieve
Do not hurry
as you walk in grief.
It does not help the journey.

Walk slowly,
pausing often.
Do not hurry
as you walk in grief.

Do not be disturbed
by memories that come unbidden.
Swiftly forgive unspoken words.

Be not disturbed
be gentle with the one
who walks in grief.

If it is you
be gentle with yourself.
Swiftly forgive.
Walk slowly,
pausing often.

Take time,
be gentle


as you walk with grief.

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6 comments:

Grandma Susan said...

I can't imagine how sad it would be to lose a child! So sorry!

momalizzie said...

Beautiful words, Suse. Love you.

annie said...

so heartily sorry..,,, hugs.

Mac n' Janet said...

So sad, I can't imagine the grief of losing a child, thank you for the poem.

Susan Anderson said...

Love the poem and the truth it speaks. Hugs to you, Mama.

=)

Nance said...

Be easy. I would tell my children. Be Gentle. I am thinking parents may not teach that to their children nowadays. I like that poem. Do no hurry; be gentle. Thinking of you at this time.

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