Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Notes on a "A View from a Car Seat"

I am saddened to say that while the news reports 120+ individuals confirmed dead, one of those individual's was the friend of my husband's co-worker. Grief is a natural part of life but no one ever anticipates how fragile we are and how temporary life can be. In honor of this family and all the families experiencing loss from Joplin's Massive EF-5 tornado on May 22, 2011, I dedicate my poem "A View from a Car Seat." I shed tears for all your families and pray for your restored peace this morning.

4 comments:

Stafford Ray said...

This is so sad. And as in your lovely Magpie you eloquently express the fragility of life and the pain felt by the survivors, much worse it last words were not about love and continuity!

Reflections said...

We had a friend missing there too, fortunately they were okay... The devastation and loss of life is overwhelming, both in it's entirety and in each individual loss. My condolences to those who have lost their loved ones.

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So tragic, my condolences to all the families who are suffering right now

J. L. Mulvihill said...

That is so sad it made me cry. Your poem so real as if I were there feeling it with her.