Prayer In Grief

Despite all the glory my God
And all the giving
I miss her.

My thoughts are but human.
'Twas you who gave me the power to love
The power to feel and to care
To need as well as being needed
To laugh and to cry
To feel sorrow and to know joy
To grieve and to rejoice.

Therefore do not forsake me now
When my love has turned to grief
My joy to sorrow
The life of my child so brief
That I am now in need, rather than needed.

                                                   ©Helen Catherine Cramer
  27th March 1982

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