Last month flew by with life presenting more than one challenge. However, hopefully things are now, for a while at least, getting back on an even keel.
It’s maybe an appropriate time to include a poem of mine that was published a few years ago by Indigo Dreams in the anthology in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support Heart Shoots.
‘C’ and Faith
This thing ‘C’
It really tests faith alright.
That Don Cupitt,
he talked about the Sea of Faith.
Me, I’ve just had problems with
‘C’ and faith.
How come someone,
only half way through
a normal life-span
finds they’ve got a relationship,
an all too close relationship,
with big ‘C’.
All too soon that relationship ends
and so does their life.
What did they do to deserve that?
Who has the answers?
‘Have faith my son.’
Show me the faith that
can give me a good answer.
Being faced with the possibility that someone close to you may not have long to live certainly makes you reassess priorities and look at life from a different perspective. Acceptance is a lesson that takes years and many experiences to learn.