Saturday, May 12, 2007

Some poems for Mother's Day . . .

The mention of my child's name may bring
tears to my eyes,
but it never fails to bring
music to my ears.
If you are really my friend,
let me hear the beautiful
music of his name.
It soothes my broken heart
and sings to my soul.
~Author Unknown~

There's an elephant in the room.
It is large and squatting, so it is hard to get around it.
Yet, we squeeze by with, "How are you?" and "I'm fine"....
And a thousand other forms of trivial chatter.
We talk about the weather.
We talk about work.
We talk about everything -- except the elephant in the room.
We all know it is there.
We are thinking about the elephant as we talk.
It is constantly on our minds,
For you see, it is a very big elephant.
But we do not talk about the elephant in the room.
Oh, please, say his name.
Oh, please, say it again.
Oh, please, let's talk about the elephant in the room.
For if we talk about his death,
Perhaps we can talk about his life.
Can I say his name and not have you look away?
For if I cannot, you are leaving me
Alone... in a room... With an elephant.
~Terry Kettering~

1 comment:

April said...

Amy... Just wanted you to know that I've been thinking about you and praying for you this Mother's Day. Much love.