"Focail do a Chara" is Gaelic for "Words for a Friend." I write about my experiences -- in my study of death and dying, in my teaching; in my spiritual seeking; in my call for social justice and compassionate living. I hope these words find you, friend, and bless you.
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Fifth Day after the School Shooting
Some may say the world’s end
occurred that night.
Yet, I awake. Life persists after
Sunrise encroaches on darkness,
as day, in turn, always ends at
and stars shine enough, night sky
Dusk, meditation, and gin blur
--whatever helps you survive this
from sameness and safety, I empathize--
stare into hate long enough, spirit dies.
Can't our hearts break; feel the grief,
feel the pain;