Healing Poem for People of Toronto
Posted by osborne2029
How can we begin to know the sorrow you are going through?
Lives are torn apart
A young man turning away from love
Committing an act of smoldering hatred
How your mind and spirit must be filled with such a huge weight
Why did this man go on a killing rampage?
Killing more women than men
More questions than answers
It’s okay to be filled with alternating numbness, anger, and sadness
I would be filled with all those emotions too
if I lost my wife, Karen, while she was walking down the street
While she was enjoying the beauty of the sun, the blue sky, birds singing
Trees dancing in the wind
Nothing will ever bring back precious lives lost
That is true
But what we all can say to the families and friends of the victims is this:
We love you
Through your time of grieving, we’ll be there
We will share your burdens
It seems right now hate is more powerful than love
But it isn’t
It never will be
Through this tragedy, people are showing the best of their humanity
The florist giving out free flowers to the grieving
People paying for a stranger’s meal
Buying a coffee for someone you don’t know at Tim Hortons
The power of love paying it forward
Hand-written notes at the memorial saying you’re not alone
Too many compassionate Facebook and Twitter messages to count
Darkness can’t understand the Light
How could it ever?
The Light that gave its life for you, for me
The Love that sets the captive free
The Hope for suffering humanity
Love is the most powerful thing of all
Stronger than hate
Love is the greatest gift we can give
The present wounded in spirit welcome receiving
May you feel compassionate hearts reach out to you
Praying you will have times of comfort and peace
In your tears will be a much-needed healing release
Dr. Kevin James Osborne, Psy D., D.Sc., D.D., is the Vice-President of Institutional and Mission Development for St. James the Elder University. He feels God is leading him to graduate study in theology and counseling. Karen is a counsellor. She is also a Master to Doctoral student in Psychology at SJEU. Our mission field is wherever God puts us for His glory.
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About osborne2029I enjoy spending time with people just having a coffee or talking about life, philosophy, religion, politics or sharing a favorite joke or story. We learn from one another as we interact and share our joys, challenges and even our times of sadness. I enjoy reading, writing, singing and sharing in the blessing of community whether that is one on one or in groups. I'm married and am powned by two kitties named Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot and Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine of Englehart. I m in an M.A.-Ph.D program with St. James the Elder Theological Seminary to train to become a psychotherapist and priest. Let us pray for and reach out to each other with kindness, love and an embracing compassion. We can working together be servants with two open hands to those in need so that hate, indifference and inequality would lose and love will win. The peace and abounding joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Posted on April 30, 2018, in Poetry and tagged beauty, darkness, facebook, grief, hate, inner healing, love, mind's seat, paying it forward, sorrow, suffering, The Light, Tim Horton's, Toronto, twitter. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.