Breakage (a Tanka Poem)

brokenthingThings, falling apart
One more, after another
Things, sliding away
Keep moving forward; you do
Another piece drifts away
It piles up, you know
They do not feel it; To Them
It’s only one thing.
But one more top of it
One more…raining, it pours
Bit by lousy bit
Cascading all in a heap
Needs to let up, some.
Keep moving forward: you do!
Backwards…tumble…standing still.
“When I panic, God, teach me patience. When I fear, teach me faith. When I doubt myself, teach me confidence. When I despair, teach me hope. When I lose perspective, show me the way-
back to love, back to life, back to You. Amen.”
~ from Talking to God by Naomi Levy (c)
“When you feel broken, alone ,full of PAIN, and not sure of what to do anymore, just SMILE.”
~ from Unknown
“Grant me, O God, the strength to face each hour of this and every day. In fact, when it seems that I cannot face even this hour, fill me with sufficient strength to face the next five minutes. Amen.”
~ from Gates of Healing, a message of comfort and joy

About StuHN

I am a creative individual with many areas of passion: Professional Storyteller; NYS Certified Drama Specialist/Educator; Professional Development Coordinator & Facilitator; Workshop Leader; sometime Puppeteer; Playwright; Director; Performer; Teaching Artist; and sometimes more.

Posted on December 28, 2012, in Fear, Grief, Meditations, Prayers, Spiritual, Support, Therapy, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Know these words intimately, Stuart… and loved reading them.

  2. Keep moving forward….yes, even when it feels like the weight is impossible. I need to remember that too. Thanks for sharing another heartfelt poem!

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