Friday, November 06, 2009

Fort Hood Needs Your Thoughts & Prayers

I had planned to continue this morning with my next excerpt in the series From The Perspective Of A Shy Introvert but in light of all that has happened at Fort Hood in the last 24 hours it doesn't seem right. The words are simply not flowing like they should and maybe that's for a reason.

I have a few friends that over the years have been stationed at Fort Hood and know that base to be a tight knit community. My heart goes out to all that were involved in yesterday's shooting. I ask my readers to take a few moments today to stop, reflect and say a little prayer or send a good thought to all those who were affected by yesterday's tragedy.

I found this poem this morning and boy does it sum it up perfectly.

In Times of Trouble by Clay Harrison

Often in times of trouble
we don't know what to say,
So we choose to say nothing,
and sometimes run away.

When friends are really hurting,
we don't know what to do,
So we offer weak excuses
or say we're hurting too.

It really doesn't matter
what kind of gift we bring;
We only need to be there
if we don't bring a thing.

It truly is amazing
what a hug can do,
When heartache numbs the senses,
and friends depend on you.

There's comfort just in knowing
that you are not alone,
When tears are overflowing,
and hearts are cold as stone.

It's the loving prayers of others
that balance our accounts,
For when we measure love,
it's still the thought that counts.


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