Caring through Silence


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The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.

Henri Nouwen 

 

Caring through silence

I cannot feel your pain.

Your body is numb,

Your mind in hibernation.

For now, let yourself rest

In June’s heat and chatter.

It will take time to be

the dominant man again

that I love.

But I am there.

Within the silence

I am there.

 ©  Katypoetess 2015

 

 

 

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