A blessing for you who are tired of loss

A blessing for you who are tired of loss

by Cameron Semmens

 

What doesn’t kill you just really, really hurts.

You say you are tired of loss…

I’m sorry for your losses.
I wish there was another way.

May these losses
grow your sense of appreciation for life
and joy
and the simple things.

May you, in time,
feel differently towards these losses – may you see
the subtle and hidden gains
within every loss.

What doesn’t kill you
just really, REALLY hurts…

but may these hurts
deepen your compassion;
broaden your empathy;
and stretch you into hidden potentials.

I wish I could say the losses will end, but I can’t –
they won’t.

The best I can offer –
may all your future losses be

smaller
and gentler,
and framed within community and love

than all your past losses.

I’m sorry for your loss

 

by Cameron Semmens, 9 April 2017

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