John O'Donohue Poems

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1.
On The Death Of The Beloved

Though we need to weep your loss,
You dwell in that safe place in our hearts,
Where no storm or night or pain can reach you.
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2.
For Grief

When you lose someone you love,
Your life becomes strange,
The ground beneath you becomes fragile,
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3.
Blessing

On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
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4.
For Suffering

May you be blessed in the holy names of those
Who, without you knowing it,
Help to carry and lighten your pain.
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5.
For The Dying

May death come gently towards you,
Leaving you time to make your way
Through the cold embrace of fear
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6.
For Loneliness

When the light lessens,
Causing colors to lose their courage,
And your eyes fix on the empty distance
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