Tag Archives: Death

Heart Disease

Only a shell remains you see A shell that never was truly me, And now I’ve left it, now I am free Imagine – imagine, what I shall be! ©Sharron R. McMillan Advertisements

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Dear Rachel

We still have flies, mosquitoes and ants, invasive species of unwanted plants, though chemicals fail to eradicate we’re closer to your predicted fate. Fifty years after you wrote of your fear DDT’s gone but Monsanto’s still here. Now we have … Continue reading

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I’m Really Not That Old

Depression, despair, hopelessness everywhere, but I experience life in the deep, secret soul of youth where death is for those much older than I. ©Sharron R. McMillan

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‘Best Before’ Date 2

Big trees stand and big trees fall. Live things die. That is all. Soon we’ll know when it is time. We are no longer in our prime. Until then, get up and smile, be thankful for the sun. Get busy, … Continue reading

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Because of Christmas We Have Easter

Borrowed manger Borrowed tomb part of the plan an upper room. Born to die like you and I, enduring shame and untold pain He lived, He died But rose again. Between these stories living proof nothing can destroy the Truth. … Continue reading

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On His Death

I did not know what love was Until I was without it, I did not know how good it was to give Until I had no one to give to I did not know how precious life was Until I … Continue reading

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Loss

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside of us while we live. ~Norman Cousins

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Sad

Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion. ~Arthur Koestler

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Suffering

Suffering is not reduced by refusing to face it or by wallowing in it but only by accepting it, surrendering to it, and letting the natural healing processes take root and unfold. ~ Clark E. Moustakas

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Praying For La Loche

Ripped open, a boy, a family, a school, a community, a country. We are Canadians, we do not settle our problems this way. Lord forgive.

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On The Death of Two Friends

You have to cry, no time for goodbye, you want to ask why, but no answer, no reason will satisfy. Eighteen is much too young to die. Remember their faces, their favourite places, stand by their friends as they cry, … Continue reading

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Passing It On

Those things my parents have lived through I know that I can live through too. I saw them when their parents died, watched their strong faith, though they cried. I knew they hurt but comfort came knowing they would see … Continue reading

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Yom HaShoah

We must never forget! It’s not what ‘they’ did to ‘them’ it’s what humans did to other humans. We must look, listen, see, and know we are all guilty of power over those weaker, of prejudice without reason, of judgment … Continue reading

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Then I’ll Go

My hope is that I will be here only as long as I am alive. I don’t want to live a half dead existence sitting waiting to die, making excuses for still being here. I want to live life every … Continue reading

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Dying Beautifully

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