Thursday, October 25, 2007

We Remember Them

In the rising of the sun,
and its going down,
we remember them.

In the blowing of the wind
and in the chill of the winter,
we remember them.

In the blueness of the sky
and in the warmth of the summer,
we remember them.

In the beginning
of the year and
when it ends,
we remember them.

When we are lost
and sick at heart,
we remember them.

So long as we live,
they too shall live,
for they are now
part of us, so
we remember them.

Source: Companions of St. Anthony

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4 Comments:

Blogger Mister Ghost said...

Hi Fay,
It's a thoughtful poem. It reminds me of an African proverb: "You never really die, if your memory is still alive." There's also another African saying, "Shaking the Tree." That means to change things in a dramatic fashion - definitely, the Iraqi tree needs some shaking.

Fay, there's an Iraqi blogger that could use your wisdom, Marshmallow 26. Marshmallow, I think is one of the most interesting Iraqi bloggers, and she has a real problem on her hands:

Last week my sister called home and told us that the baby condition is unstable which will cause a fatal danger on her health, the doctors decided to abort the baby, but my sister refused. I can't fathom why the hell she did? Does she wanna die? Does she wanna have a deformed baby?? According to the sonar test, she has been told that besides the dangers that the baby will cause, he/she is not a normal embryo!!! She is scared and thinks that if she aborts him, God will ground her! I am confused too about this matter...We don't know what to do...We are praying but we don't know how to encourage her, to abort or to keep?? The embryo is in his 4th month so I don't think that aborting him in this age will be considered as a crime!! I really don't know what to say :(

 
10/26/2007 12:33:00 AM  
Blogger Fayrouz said...

Hi MG,

I posted this poem in memory of my uncle's wife who died two weeks ago after battling Parkinson's disease for almost thirty years. It's my tribute to her as I loved her so much.

I have another prayer to publish. I hope to find the energy to post it.

 
10/26/2007 07:48:00 AM  
Blogger Mister Ghost said...

Hi Fay,
On these occasions, it's always hard to know the right words to say.

I will say that her suffering is over, and that while her body has ceased, her true essence, her spirit remains as strong as ever, living on.

If your Aunt could relay a message to you, she would tell you to stop grieving, because she is happy and at peace, and that someday you will be reunited with her, but that she loves you for keeping her memory strong in your heart.

 
10/27/2007 12:11:00 PM  
Blogger Fayrouz said...

MG,

I know her spirit is finally free from the pain that was caused by her body. After all, I believe in life after life.

 
10/30/2007 05:29:00 PM  

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