Friday, July 6, 2012


journey by cherithsky
journey, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.
Do not hurry
as you walk with grief,
it does not help the journey.

Walk slowly, pausing often:
do not hurry
as you walk with grief.

Do not be disturbed
by memories that come unbidden.
Swiftly forgive,
and let God speak for you
unspoken words.
Unfinished conversation
will be resolved in Him.
Be not disturbed.

Be gentle with the one
who walks with grief.
If it is you,
be gentle with yourself.
Swiftly forgive,
walk slowly ,
pausing often.

*author unknown*

It has been more than a month since my Dad has passed away.   There are days when it feels like just yesterday.  There are days when I feel like I have myself  'under control' and I don't need to
contain myself so some sadness will leak out.
I've always loved books.  The power of words honestly shared is strong.  I came across this poem a few days ago in a book I found on grief.
I took the photo a few years ago and somehow the poem and my photo just seemed to fit.

1 comment:

  1. what a lovely poem... poignant. We appreciate it. Thank you for visiting, love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx