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Mar 18, 2011 — Categories:

A poem by Marie Fortune

If the earth dies, it will be from deep sadness.

A deep sadness will be our end.

The tears of the people will wash over the earth

Like a tsunami.

Hearts will break in overwhelming grief.

Not the quake, the water, the fire or the poison.

We will survive these.

But we may not survive the grief.

Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune
FaithTrust Institute

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Posted by Diane Darling at Mar 18, 2011 07:38 PM
Thank you for this, Marie. Of all the many words and images coming at us the last seven days, you just said it all.


Posted by Jim at Mar 21, 2011 04:47 PM
Beautiful, Marie. I tell our pastors in the UCC in Mass that unless they begin to focus every 3rd sermon on climate change and related topics, within a decade, every single sermon will be on grief.


Posted by Willa Addison at Mar 21, 2011 06:55 PM

Thank You Marie,
The earth will survive. It will never be the same, but it will survive.

Like a sprig of green growing between the concrete. We will survive.
We will be changed, but we will survive.

Your poem

Posted by Cathy Meadows at Mar 25, 2011 05:18 PM
Thank you so much for sharing your puts the unspeakable at least into a whisper.