A Prayer for those Who Suffer

A prayer for those
who suffer

Lost on our streets

Lost to themselves,

A prayer for the stricken
and aggrieved

For the young in fear
of the future

For the old in dread
of the past

For victims silenced
by shame

For the angry whose
hearts are broken

For those who suffer most,

This is a prayer for you.

(c) Rob Goldstein 09/21/2016-2018

 



 This was first posted September 2016 as ‘A Prayer for Those who Grieve.’
I’ve revised the poem.

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Heroes don’t Discriminate #HealingHands #Faith #Inspiration

from Jacquie Biggar

Jacquie Biggar- USA Today Best-selling author

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The past few days I have been stunned and saddened by the catastrophic events that have taken place here in Canada and in the United States.

Instead of belabouring the senselessness of these acts of violence I want to focus on the first responders who stepped up to help when it would’ve be easier to look the other way.

Humboldt, Saskatchewan was the scene of a horrific vehicle accident three weeks ago. Sixteen people died and many more were injured. The hockey community, the country, the world mourned the senseless loss. But, the heroics of first responders on the scene and at the hospital filled my heart with gratitude. I can’t imagine the trauma they endured, and I hope and pray they can find peace in those they were able to help.

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A man, half-naked, opened fire on a Waffle House in the Nashville area and if not for the…

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#Poetry – two tanka poems

from Robbie’s inspiration

Robbie's inspiration

I was planning to post these yesterday for Wordy Wednesday but, unfortunately, I got bogged down in WWII recipes and didn’t manage to get the post done. My thanks to Wayne from Tofino photography for the use of his photographs. You can see more of Wayne’s magnificent photography here: https://tofinophotography.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/sunset-stretch-5/

Here are my thoughts for this week in tanka form:

A reaction to deathGood fortune

Have a great evening.

Robbie

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I am not an Animal

I am a human being.

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A Ride for Liberty – The Fugitive Slaves

Do you agree with me?