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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Complexity of grief

By Lora Goulet

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Christ as the Man of Sorrows, Flemish School (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons).

complexity of grief 
 ends and begins horrific pain
loss inexpressable
departs and returns so unexpectedly
unbroken ice on a river before the thaw
looks so quiet
invisible undercurrent
ruptures and casts aside everything in its path
unleashes tears unstoppable
thunderous turbulence 

assured that He hears
our quiet garden prayers
Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Rosary
His most tender and glorious Sacred Heart is our home
Jesus is always with us
His perfect compassion

He understands our circumstances
having loved so deeply
left with emptiness
mirroring the love 
Our Heavenly Father feels for His children
His passion and suffering in union with our sorrows
He sends His angels and saints to help us
as together we course the narrow turbulent path 
to the indescribable beauty of being with Him forever...

"His mercies are new every morning"(Lamentations 3:23)

En Los Corazones de Jesús y María

Lora originally posted this at her blog Camino La Mancha.
She also writes at mommynovenas.


  1. Amen. Beautiful poem prayer! Thank you for this gift. God Bless...

    1. Thank you for your compliment. How wonderful it is that Jesus keeps our hearts safe through every loss.


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