Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Day of Remembrance

  We went to our local Compassionate Friends candle lighting observance earlier today (see my last posting
I read three poems.  Here is the one that I wrote specifically for the day, and pictures of  our precious children (click on the pictures for larger versions).

Worldwide Candle Lighting

All of our lost children, young and old,
We gather now and gently hold,
Remembering with our every breath,
That love never ends, not even in death.

A heartbroken group of fathers and mothers,
With a sorrow unimaginable to others,
Struggling to overcome the most devastating blow,
Bonded in grief we never thought to know.

With each candle that we light,
We feel our children’s spirits burning bright,
 Every beloved child’s face we see,
Forever in our memory.

In the candles’ golden glow,
Even though our tears still flow,
We cherish every moment we had with you,
Though the days were far too few.

 We love you now, we’ll love you forever,
As your parents we will always treasure,
The blessing of our daughters and sons,
Our dearly loved, precious ones.

1 comment:

Wayne Loder said...

Hi Claire--I was very touched by your poem. We would possibly be interested in using your poem in TCF's National Magazine, We Need Not Walk Alone. Would you please write me?

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