Sitting Opposite the Tomb
Some days there is nothing to do
a loving heart wracked with sobs
hands clinging to the lifeless body
eyes full of the open wounds.
Some days there is no action to take
only breathing and sighing
bending and struggling in prayer
helpless watching the scene unfold.
Some days there is no response
but to seek the love of the others
the bereaved and the beloved community
who gather despite the pain.
Today we will sit by and weep
we will talk into the night and wonder
we will tell the stories of love
and be moved once again to action.