20th July 2011
Sadness - by me
My being stores their pain
Their words they wound me
Their emotions enter my body and will not be shaken off
My joints echo with the weight of their burdens
My mind whirls with my memories,
My regrets, my yearning for what was
And yet …..
My heart swells with the pride of being there
Of giving my all and seeing their burdens lightened
Of feeling their fears and valuing their vicissitudes
For allowing their anger and holding their sadnesses
Gently … carefully …. doing and being …….