Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Love Is Not A Greeting Card

"Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made
                        like bread; remade all the time, made new"  
                                       
                                  -- Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven






I won’t tie you up to my grief
My child
Be free, lie in the lap
Of God
My love is now free
From fear
Of losing you
Rest in peace
My child
In the heart of God

                         

Posted for Susan’s Midweek Motif ~ LOVE is not aGreeting Card @ Poets United

                  

22 comments:

  1. Tears, sweet one, brilliant writer that you are, bringing the feeling to us. Mercy is harsh, absolute. God's lap softens it. Bless you.

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  2. A mother's love is so selfless. "Be free, lie in the lap of God", when one just wants to hold on. Your poem - and you - are inspiring, Sumana. The worst loss a woman can suffer yet, as always, your first thought is for your child. I am so sorry for your loss. And so grateful for this poem.

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  3. So tender and so true. There's nothing like a mother's love and nothing worse than the loss of a child. My heart goes out to you.

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  4. I had no idea, Sumana. I am so sorry. Something we all fear. This is a sweet, loving poem of letting go. God bless you.

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  5. Oh my...this is bitter-sweet. A prayer and love to you. Beautifully written, Sumana.

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  6. The death of a child is a piece of death for you too. Thank God we have tears to weep to release that sorrow.

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  7. Sumana, you have experienced one of the worst losses that someone can experience, and thinking of our child in the heart of God is perhaps the best human way to come to terms with it in our life. I hope you will again find meaning, but I cannot imagine this loss. Life is so often not fair, and we do search in vain for reasons. Peace with you, Sumana.

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  8. This is very poignant, Sumana. You have expressed the let go of fear in a very touching way.

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  9. Sumana, you've been gone a while? Missed you.
    Your poem comes close to home. I recently returned from the funeral of a 25 year old. Not a child, but to his parents that's what he'll always be. It's devastatingly sad. I hope this poem resides only in your imagination.

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  10. smiles...while i know it is hard for you
    i like the freedom you give them...and yourself in this...
    so hard to let go...but in the end it will be the testiment
    of your love...

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  11. A loss of a child is never ever to be erased from the mind! Knowing it is now protected by Providence's good hands is a great consolation! Great lines Sumana!

    Hank

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  12. A very poignant piece Sumana...

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  13. A very moving tribute Sumana ~ I am so very sorry for your loss as I didn't know ~ There is comfort in knowing that the child is in the heart of God ~

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  14. No words. My heart breaks for you, Sumana.

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  15. Oh Sumana. I am so sorry for your loss. How gracious you are in your grief. May you always feel His love and care that gives you strength. Hugs.

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  16. Words cannot express the magnitude of such a loss. My condolences .

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  17. sumana..missed your poetry ..good to see you..I truly hope this is your expression for the prompt ..it not then my heart goes out for you..but like aptly expressed in your poem ..letting go ..and abiding in love of god..brings peace..

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  18. Oh dear Sumana, I missed you. I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't know. Sending you hugs and prayers. What a beautiful poem and tribute to your child. Much love.

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  19. Just a bow!
    For your courage to stay in peace!

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  20. Dear Sumina, Sherry shared with me, your loss. I am so sorry. ...you will live until you live again.....xoxoxoxox

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