Friday, May 18, 2018

Mending Song - For Paramus



Daybreak
Photo by Amy LV




Students - Today's poem is for my friends in Paramus, New Jersey.  I am thinking about them today, sending peace and healing love in the wake of yesterday's school bus accident.  If you ever know someone who is struggling or suffering, please try to reach out.  We need each other.  

xo,
Amy

Rebecca is hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup at Sloth Reads with a book review of a wonderful book and a giveaway too.  Each week we gather together, sharing poems, books, and poetry ideas all at one blog.  All are always welcome to visit, comment, and post.

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9 comments:

  1. It's a heartbreaking accident, Amy. You've written a lovely poem for your friends and all those affected by it. I'm sorry for your sadness, too.

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  2. Thank you for sharing, Amy. The world needs this right now. I wish more would open their ears and listen.

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  3. Amy, this is beautiful. Grief stops us in the midst of the world's spin all around. I've had those moments of wondering why and how the birds can still sing. The most amazing and wonderful people have reached out to me in those times. I hope I can do that for others.

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  4. I shared this poem on my Facebook. We all need to feel the hug from this poem today, and in the tragic times of yet another school shooting.

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  5. This is wonderful! Having compassion toward others, giving love, and offering support comes natural to some kids, but not all of them. Providing kids with opportunities to do so not only helps them identify when people might need extra love and support, but also allows them to see the various ways we can extend a helping hand or a kind word. This couldn't be more perfect. Thank you. :-)

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  6. Your poem is both heartbreaking and healing. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Thank you for the gift of your poem. Our world does need it this week in so many places. Hugs to you and your friends at Paramus.

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  8. Amy, this is a beautiful "mending poem." Even when I do not know anyone connected to a school accident, my heart twists with an ache of sadness for the loss others are experiencing, for the senselessness of it all. May the hearts of these fifth graders and their schoolmates and teachers and families be mended.

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  9. Thanks for your heartfelt poem, it's difficult to open our hearts that are broken–but so helpful and healing.

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