INDEX POETRY DAY by DAY
© Helen Catherine Cramer
|Day by Day, 1986, sequel to Tomorrow's Dawn,
contains poems written, as a healing process, after the death of my 17 years old daughter. The result of a car accident. The poems, dated, have been written from the heart, with no attempt to improve on their literary merit. The book also contains many pages of prose,( book only and not on these pages) dealing with grief, and photos.
WOMANS DAY ARTICLE ITA BUTTROSE
|A CHILD ON LOAN
Not dead to those that love her
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If you are mourning now
Let this your comfort be
Your silent loved one closer
Than the nearest thing you see.
| Photography Book Cover
©Helen Catherine Cramer
Love is like a light,
Some brighter than another;
So that when it goes out
The dark is deeper.
Helen Catherine Cramer
Christmas Day 1985
Memories of children
Are things a mother buries deep in her heart
As she watches them grow.
Our lady of Mercy College
Aged 16 years
'O'Lord, Thou gavest her to us to be our joy,
And Thou has taken her away from us;
We gave her back to Thee without a murmur,
But our hearts are wrung with sorrow.'
|Christ leads us through no darker rooms
Than He went through before;
He that into God's kingdom comes,
Must enter by this door.
Anon prior 1865
From poem 'Wholly Resigned'.