Monday, April 15, 2013

Everything and Nothing, A Poem for Boston...and Waco


We grapple to find reasons

When there are none to be found

Since hatefulness and evil

Never stem from somewhere sound

We want to make wrong right somehow

But can't undo the pain

Of spirits crushed by tragedy

Mere words seem so inane


We can offer loving kindness

To those who fight to live

It's everything.

It's nothing.

It's all we have to give.
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Our hearts (and prayers, for those who pray) go out to everyone impacted by the explosions at the Boston Marathon...and now Waco - the destruction is horrifying.

To find out about donating blood (you can do this in any city), or to donate money for relief efforts, go to this Red Cross Site. Thank you!

37 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, this gives me chills beautiful Robyn. Thank you for sharing your heart. It all makes a difference, especially in the tough times <3

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  2. That's very nice of you to write such a thing Robyn - its so tragic and horrible and completely unnecessary - a child, who would have no understanding why he had to die. Omg I think I better go.

    xo

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  3. This is such a moving poem Robyn. "Mere words seem so inane," eloquently expresses the shock and helplessness we all feel. I join you in sending thoughts and prayers to everyone involved in this horrific explosion.

    Julie

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  4. That is such a moving poem, Robyn. Nice work. As usual. Hugs, love, and prayers to those in Boston and you.

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  5. No reasons to be found, sums it up, nicely written.

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  6. Well done Robyn. Really wonderful poem that gets to the heart of it.

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  7. such a moving poem, robyn!




    my heart breaks...my thoughts and prayers are with those in boston..

    xoxo

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  8. Terrible thing and everyone is asking the same question. Why?

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  9. Thank you, all. I appreciate your words and kindness.

    xoRobyn

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  10. Yeah no reason or rhyme, just a bunch of psycho(s), fine write.

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  11. That is a lovely sentiment on your part, Robyn. Violence just never makes sense. My heart breaks every time I hear of people being harmed in the wake of hatred.

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  12. This is one of the most beautiful pieces of writing that I have read in a long time, actually feeling chills in my shoulders right now. This Boston attack was a senseless and disgusting tragedy and you're so right, all we have to give is kindness, there are so many injured, some critical but I really hope that there are no more deaths and everybody pulls through, the people of Boston are tough and they can do it, they can fight and be okay.

    You're right too, there are no answers for this disgusting act of evil, the people hurt, the victims are most important right now.

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  13. Nicely phrased--well said sentiments.

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  14. Your heartfelt poem serves as a reminder that we must all stand together in the face of such evil.

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  15. I learned long ago that sometimes there are just no answers.
    It's sad what happened.

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  16. This poem describes the feelings perfectly.

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  17. Thanks for writing and sharing this. The Red Cross is an excellent resource.

    Play off the Page

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  18. Dear Robyn,

    Poignant, powerful, painful. Your poem echoes the sentiments of so many.

    My son and I watched in horror at the despair wreaked upon Boston by such an act of evil. What is wrong with our world....

    Gary

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  19. Beautiful, beautiful poem! Such a great offering for senseless pain and heartache.
    Thank you for sharing it :)

    My hubby gave blood yesterday!

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  20. beautiful words for such a heartbreaking day.

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  21. Thanks so much, everyone.
    Virtual hugs,
    xoRobyn

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  22. Amen - touching poem, Robyn.
    And I'm really annoyed your posts no longer appear in my Google Reader. After the Challenge, I'm going to start using Bloglovin' exclusively and see if I have better luck there.

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  23. You have found the best words for this senseless, sad situation. A truly beautiful verse that is inspiring and loving.

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  24. Loving kindness is a gift that we're all able to give. Glad you took the time to do just that with your poem.

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  25. do like your poem Robyn - very moving

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  26. I was sad to hear about both of these tragedies. This is a beautifully written poem, and very true.

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  27. well said. Beautiful tribute. And these bombings are just senseless. my heart goes out to the victims.
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  28. Thank you, friends.
    I hope you're well.
    xoRobyn

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  29. Very nice and full of feeling Robyn.

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