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HELPING THROUGH THE GRIEF

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"The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next."
--- Mignon McLaughlin

 

May 17, 2004

I thought I saw your face today, in the sparkle of the morning sun.
And then I heard the angel say, "Their work on earth is done."

I thought I heard your voice today, then laugh your hearty laugh.
And then I heard the angel say, "There's peace dear one at last."

I thought I felt your touch today, in the breeze that rustled by.
And then I heard the angel say, "The spirit never dies."

I thought I saw my broken heart, in the crescent of the moon.
And then I heard the angel say, "The Lord is coming soon."

I thought that you had left me, for the stars so far above.
And then I heard the angel say, "They left you with their love."

I thought that I would miss you so, and never find my way.
And then I heard the angel say, "They're with you every day."

The sun, the wind, the moon, the stars, will forever be around,
Reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace they've finally found.

Author Unknown
Submitted by Kaylie T., Age 16 --- Arkansas.

Remember that even if a loved one is lost they will always be around you and remember that when you lose that special person God gains an angel.

May 17, 2004

When I close my eyes,
I was taken to a place of crystal mind.
There I see myself sitting alone,
Waiting for that person to come along.

I thought this was one of my fantasies,
But your impetuous befall changed it to reality.
I made myself crystal clear.
In this lonesome life,
I've known enough of trouble and rue.
I've had enough.

Wasn't anxious to face, neither verity nor falsity.
I often asked myself is it your befall,
That granted me sinew with eternal virtue
Or is it my weakness that changed my stance?

There was one way to unearth; I waited...
I waited for that response of yours.
It came along with those genial touches that toyed with my heart,
Not leaving a single nerve,
Letting it burn an eternal flame.

It came along with those jokes and jeers that made me giggle,
Even recalling yes, an everlasting laughter, yes...
And it is that zealous welcome that pleased me
To our life of togetherness and cohesion.

I closed my eyes, with fear, thinking that this is still a fantasy.
As I do, I am still taken to that place of crystal mind.
There I see myself thawing all the time
Relishing every moment spent with you
Thanking god that I have you in my life.

Copyright © 2004 Aminath Sharahath
I wrote this for that 'someone special....'

May 17, 2004

I was just sitting there with my sister when we got the call. The coolest, nicest, funniest guy had just died, but what we didn't know was how? Well later that night I got a call. I found out the how. The guy had hung himself. After I told my sister, she broke down. She was lost, but that was nothing compared to the next day.

I had promised myself that I wouldn't cry, that I would be a strong person for someone to cry on; to tell how they felt. But as soon as I saw one of my very good friends cry, I just couldn't stand it. I had to let it out and that whole day was spent grieving.

Well it has been a while since his death and I have grown as a person. I do not judge those and I now realize how precious life is - that you should never think of all the negatives but all the positives. And that once you reach the bottom, the only way is up.

All I have to say is, "If you have lost someone, don't think of it as death but life upon life. People make mistakes and they need to be forgiven because in the end, they might not be there in body but in spirit."
Rest in Peace, Zachariah
My friend, my brother, my guardian angel

Written in 2004 by Natasha C., Age 14 --- West Virginia

May 17, 2004

"When darkness casts its deathly shadow upon this earth
And the day fades and the sea trembles below the moonlit skies
When the stars above burn bright with anger
That is when I am free from this world that has trapped me for so long"
Copyright © 2004 Erienne Austin

May 17, 2004

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares."
Henri Nouwen

May 17, 2004

"What would you tell a close friend who is about to die? The only thing you can say that will offer the greatest comfort is to tell him that in his death a part of your dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you go also. He will not be alone."
Jiddu Krishnamurti

May 17, 2004

"God is closest to those with broken hearts."
Jewish Saying

May 17, 2004

"As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death."
Leonardo Da Vinci

May 17, 2004

"We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance."
Marcel Proust

 

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