TRIUMPH OF SPIRIT IN LOVE, NATURE & ART

That Extra Squeeze

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Hold your dear ones a little closer today

Give them an extra squeeze as you say goodbye

*

Rejoice in making their breakfasts

and doing their dishes

and mending their socks

or working in a job you hate

to keep them

housed, clothed and fed

For the work you do means

they are still alive

*

The horror of terror

has struck again

on our soil

What is de rigeur

in other countries

has happened here

and shaken us

out of our complacency

Terror “there”

is now terror “here”

*

Hold your dear ones a little closer today

Give them an extra squeeze as you say goodbye

For after yesterday

many cannot

*

And pray for the first responders

and their families

the unhailed heroes of our land

who face bad odds everyday

*

Hold your dear ones a little closer today

Give them your blessing as you say goodbye

For each goodbye could be the last

has always been true

but terrorism has taken that truth

and shoved it in your face

*

Hold your dear ones a little closer today

4 responses

  1. Ellen
    The post I wrote last night ” Candles in the Wind,” was on this premise as well. Tragity brings out much goodness and working together as well as deep sorrrow. May we remember both and hold everyone near and dear to us.
    Love
    Yisraela

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    April 16, 2013 at 4:58 PM

  2. Amen

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    April 16, 2013 at 5:31 PM

  3. One of my favorites, I’ve read on your blog. Great poem, Ellen!

    Like

    April 18, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    • Thanks, Arjun. Hope you are having a good and inspiring time off! Miss your posts. Ellen

      Like

      April 18, 2013 at 9:19 AM

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