Mary Nagy

Rookie (11-08-1970)

Silenced By Sorrow (For Denis Joe) - Poem by Mary Nagy

For the first time in my life
I am silenced by sorrow.
Questions go unspoken.
Answers remain unknown.

Fearing the brutality
of the darkness
I hide.
If I refuse to look too closely
will this still be true tomorrow?
Will you still have suffered
as you did?

Could I plunge
my hand of friendship
through the tar-like darkness
of your world
to bring you light?

Can you see the way out
or must I light a thousand candles
to ignite that part of you
that believes life can be wonderful?

With the first strike of the match....
I offer you a glimmer of hope.
I'll start lighting those candles now
and I won't stop until you see it.

~I'm praying for you Denis. Please be well.

Comments about Silenced By Sorrow (For Denis Joe) by Mary Nagy

  • (10/28/2006 8:17:00 PM)

    I really loved this poem.. Denis is lucky to have you as a friend.
    Much love
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  • (5/24/2006 9:40:00 AM)

    I cried, Mary. Thank you so much! (Report) Reply

  • (5/13/2006 1:14:00 AM)

    Mary, your caring human soul shines brilliantly in these words. The 3rd stanza, without a doubt in my mind, is heart-wrenching and brought tears to my eyes. In a cynical world where many a heart has turned to stone, yours still pumps the warmest of bloods. A rarity in these perilous times. You truly are blessed my dear.


    Greg XXO
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  • (5/12/2006 8:58:00 AM)

    Now this is not only a poem, it is much more.
    Reflecting on the poet and reaching the victim, it is exactly what is needed.
    Beautiful job, Mary.
    Best wishes
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  • (5/11/2006 1:11:00 PM)

    Like a picture did it read in my mind. (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2006 10:22:00 AM)

    Beautiful. Just simply beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • (5/10/2006 3:41:00 PM)

    A loving response poem to dear Denis's terrible accident Mary, I am sure the love, all here are sending him will get him up and about a lot quicker. He is writing according to Tina, which is a very good sign already. I must admit, it was very upsetting to read her post, when the tragedy happened. A terrible shock to us all. You are a loving woman, kind and gentle. I am sure your offering will help him along his way. 10 from Tai (Report) Reply

  • (5/10/2006 2:17:00 PM)

    Dear Mary
    I know that so much feeling went into this poem, you connect in ways that many can only dream about, you have such a beautiful gift,
    Love duncan XXX
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  • (5/10/2006 1:01:00 PM)

    Mary, this is such a wonderful prayer for Denis, but is also a hell of a poem in itself. I'm glad you've placed it at the top of your list - where it belongs! (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2006 8:33:00 PM)

    Mary, this poem personifies loving empathy. Thanks for saying what many wish they could put into words. Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2006 7:51:00 PM)

    Dearest Mary with the Kind Heart: You have taken your sorrow, and ours, and written it for Denis Joe to read. I hope he knows how much we love and miss him, and pray for him daily. I too shall light a candle for him, to light his way back. Thank you for expressing what we all feel. (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2006 7:22:00 PM)

    It is said that it is always darkest before the dawn. We hope this will be so for Denis. The lovely light of your poem may be a beacon to lead him into tomorrow since it is accompanied by your prayers.

    Warm regards,

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  • (5/9/2006 1:39:00 PM)

    I see your sorrow in this poem, a great dedication and the candles you light is brighter than Sun as it's a true affectionate! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, January 5, 2007

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