A Poem Of Comfort For Newtown

A Poem Of Comfort For Newtown

A Poem Of Comfort For Newtown   In 1991 after suffering a major tragedy in my life, I began to seek an answer. After visiting with many spiritual people I was told to be like Bamboo, bending never breaking.  I was told to be like water (I thought “let things roll of my back”) and the more I searched the deeper my thoughts became.  I decided to put my feelings in a poem that, through the years, I have shared with many people that had tragedies enter their lives.  I have been told many times how much this poem has meant to them and how much it helped people cope.  I would like to provide this poem to any or all of those affected by this horrific tragedy.      


Be The Water

Life is like the water

soft yet strong and oh so precious. 

Water is constant motion 

changing, flowing, twisting and turningseeking calm at its own level.

Water encounters minor obstacles

 by flowing around them

meeting on the other side and,

as if the obstacle never existed,

continues its journey toward tranquility.

Water encounters major obstacles

by becoming tumultuous and turbulent,

applying consistent force until the obstacle erodes.

And, once again, the water flows freely

toward calm and serenity.

Life is like the water

Be the water.

Charlie Foxman 

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