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A Difficult Phrasing

We live in a world of both blessing and cursing. Joy and heartache often tumble in on each other. One grandchild is born, another, yet unborn, dies. Continue reading

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For a Daughter, Five Hundred Miles Away

How I wish that the peace of this night
could somehow soothe your heart
in the midst of this agony of betrayal and loss; Continue reading

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A Modest Suffering

Friend of mine from many years ago used to get these migraines that would tie up the verbal center of his brain so much that he couldn’t talk. They didn’t make him mute, completely, just hid the words so that … Continue reading

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Silent Son

You knew as soon as she told you
about the cramps,
the spotting,
the pain of brokenness
below her belly,
that something was wrong.
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Close Encounters of the Hurt Kind

Focusing on our hurts nearly always makes them seem greater. Going on with the better parts of life frequently makes them seem less awful. Continue reading

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Recovery

As the nerves begin regenerating after their several weeks of submission, the body begins to be fully aware of just how much abuse it has suffered. From the deep soft tissue to the skin on the surface, all flesh in the affected area has been burned. With each new revelation that was previously hidden, downplayed or only vaguely mentioned, patients like Freeda must cope with the deeper dimensions of agonizing physical elements. Continue reading

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Miscarriage

But how, then,

do we ease the pain of the loss

of the un-named child?
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