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My Reasons!

” Today it is one of heartache,

to see those who once were strong 

and protective, just slipping away

like ice-cream on a hot day.

Dignity, respect, joy, loneliness,

depression, fear, sorrow, emptiness,

and the feeling of loss. 

Aged and sometimes frail,

yet full of life and stamina,

parents can drain you.

Callous words, forgetfulness,

robs you of memories gone by.

Stay strong they say, ignore the pain,

just put it all aside. 

Words do hurt and cause trauma,

sometimes so deep, that to disappear

is a good option.

But who cares for these souls, 

who once carried us through

life’s hurdles. When life has moved on

and they are left behind?

I was told today that miracles 

do happen.

Forgiveness, compassion & kindness.

Deep in my soul, in the silence of my

reasons to continue this journey.

I pray for peace in their hearts”.

~ Jean R ~ 



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