Prayer of St Thomas More
Thank you, dear Jesus,
for all you have given me,
for all you have taken away from me,
for all you have left me.
Poem for a Hospital Wall
Love has been loitering down this corridor
has been seen chatting up out-patients
spinning the wheels of wheelchairs
fluttering the pulse of the night nurse
as a bunch of grapes and a smile
hiding in dreams handing out wings in orthopaedics
adding a wee drappie
aphrodisiaccy to every prescription.
No heart is ever by-passed by Love.
Love has been loitering down this corridor,
is highly infectious, mind how you go.
If you smile you might catch it.
(By Diana Hendry)
Our Family Chain is Broken
We little knew the day that God
was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories.
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken
and nothing seems the same,
but as God calls us one by one
the chain will link again.
(By Ron Tranmer)