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Feature Article of Monday, 4 June 2012

Columnist: Schandorf, Sidney Laud

When Tragedy Hits Home

A poem to those affected by the plane crash


We can tell your pain
Through this happening without gain
How can tragedy strike again?
Leaving indescribable pain?
When your loved ones bade you farewell
You knew all things would go well
So far as you could tell
Little did you know t'was a final farewell

Tragedy!!! Oh, you have been struck!
You're out of luck
Your loved ones aren't coming back
Your whole world's been taken aback
Petrified of the "trotro"
Aghast at the aeroplane
Which caused such horrid pain.

Why did it your loved ones steal?
You are hurting, when will you heal?
How do you with this deal?
Your pain beginning to unpeel
Death has delivered the deadly seal.

An orphan has been made
A widow now glued to her maid
A husband to his bed unmade
Children frazzled, fazed and unmade.

Who can tell your sorrow?
Loved ones not returning tomorrow
Joy, you're unable to borrow
Pain in your heart a deadly arrow
Where can you turn?
Your world in a turn?

Selah.

We know not what to say
That'll make it all go away
Something that will make you feel okay
Feel better; other than this way.
We wish we had all the answers
That'll answer every question
So you'll live without question
We have no answers
Save that God knows
We can only promise to be a shoulder to lean on
One to cry on; on and on
We promise to pray with you
To stay with you; to be there for you

Time will surely heal
We will walk with you
Doing as we can
Going on; you think you can't
By God, it isn't the end
God is with you and He will bring you to an expected end.

Hope, we pray thee hope!!
It's the only way you can cope
There is a God of all hope
Even this is not outside His scope
Look forward with fervent hope
Loved ones are in His blessed home.
It shall be well.

June 3, 2012
0944GMT

Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for youare with me. Your rod and staff comfort me. Psalm 23:4

Please spend a moment to pray for those affected by tragedy especially those affected byyesterday's plane crash in Ghana. Be a comforter and support too.

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