Friday, June 30, 2006

Too young :-(


Two tragedies in the past few days..have been weighing heavily on my heart..


Too young
Too young
It makes you numb
You hear it again and again

But at the end of the day
She was too young
She was a little girl
He had so many years
So many years
Unlived
So fragile we are
11 years
18 years
Another young body
Thrown into the mass grave
Of our memory
Of our conscious

We’re not built to endure such pain
My pampered brain
Cannot imagine the sorrow
Of this void and empty tomorrow

A parent forced to endure the unendurable
A stretched heart forced to prove how durable

So..we whisper..
And we tsk
And we promise to be better

But at the end of the day

He was so young
Someone’s world

She
was
just
a

little girl

Someone's
little
girl


:-(




..

16 Comments:

Blogger A Frum Idealist said...

Wow. So very sad and to the point. You reminded me of a levaya of a young girl that I attended a few years back, around this same time of year. The girl was the same age as my own child. How could I not stand there and reflect? BH that's not me up there. But what about him, nebach, what he must be going through. SO SAD......

June 30, 2006 3:20 PM  
Blogger Limey2001 said...

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June 30, 2006 3:27 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Such pain and sorrow. It hurts.

June 30, 2006 4:51 PM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Very touching and sad, beautifully written.

June 30, 2006 6:39 PM  
Blogger bellanny said...

Beautifully said. It's times like those that we wonder why.

July 02, 2006 12:10 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

There's not much to add here..
Thank you for your heartfelt comments. It's just something that need to be internalized..how fragile we are..how every moment is precious...
and how we need to appreciate our children each and every day.

July 02, 2006 11:58 AM  
Blogger kasamba said...

So right....
So much pain... almost too much to bear.

July 02, 2006 4:49 PM  
Blogger HumanBeforeJewish said...

we believe that god suffers along with us, and yet every time i hear such horrific stories, i am reminded of the sadistic cheder rebbes who used to beat the crap out of their students, while at the same time proclaiming, "it's for your own good, and believe me, it hurts me more than it hurts you, and it hurts me that i haveto punish you."

July 02, 2006 6:32 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

HBJ...
The fundamental difference in your analogy..is...
in the anaogy it's a human talking...and in reality..its God the God that created you me..everything and whose mind encompasses all..and who is all good.

July 02, 2006 7:37 PM  
Blogger Genendy said...

I was going to say your poem was beautiful, but then I thought, how can I say that? how can I say that anything having to do with death is beautiful? Death is unapologetically UGLY.

July 02, 2006 9:10 PM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

so sad.

July 02, 2006 9:17 PM  
Blogger Lakewood Venter said...

So sad indeed. It puts life in perspective. sigh.

July 02, 2006 9:46 PM  
Blogger FrumGirl said...

Poetically sad, but remember: only the living mourn the dead.

I still cry....

July 03, 2006 10:11 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

genendy...
Interestingly..I did a post a few months back..where I note that the only time we find beauty in death is when the leaves die in the autumn...

lvsm and LV..
sad indeed..beyond words

FG..
It is for the living that I write...

July 03, 2006 10:30 AM  
Blogger FrumGirl said...

You speak of the loss of their potential that is why I say that. Perhaps their tafkid was fulfilled and in that case BH they are where we all want to be - next to the shechina.

July 03, 2006 1:59 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

FG...
yes...logically..we know that..
But the heart cannot cope with the pain and loss...

July 03, 2006 10:58 PM  

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