Friday, March 27, 2015

2015 SOLSC 27/31: For Those in Pain

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, Beth, and Anna
for hosting this meeting place each day in March
and for nurturing our writing lives. 
I'm sharing a poem by Helen Frost 
that I found while sorting my paper piles.
Jone Mccullough at Check It Out is
hosting this week's poetry round-up.  
       Be sure to stop by for a taste of poetry love.

This poem may have already been shared on Poetry Friday which may be how I came to find a xeroxed copy of it.  I want to share this poem for my friend from college who is coping with the death of a young adult son, for a blogger friend who is experiencing tough love with her two sons, for the survivors of the family who lost seven of their eight children in a tragic fire,
and for anyone else whose
"...road is longer than it should be,..."  
You can find the poem in the What's New Section on Helen Frost's blog.  
Scroll down to December 20, 2010,
where you'll find Helen's poem "Where Grass is Pressed," and these comforting words:  
"Close your eyes, and nestle into sleep, into love."  


  1. A beautiful poem to share.

  2. That is gorgeous, Ramona. Helen Frost writing is just beautiful. I will carry that last line with me for a long time. Have you read Crossing Stones? For some reason I was thinking of it today, and here your are with this poem.

    1. I loved Crossing Stones! I read it several years ago on the recommendation of our librarian.