For a Time of Sorrow


For a Time of Sorrow I share with you the agony of your grief, The anguish of your heart finds echo in my own. I know I cannot enter all you feel Nor bear with you the burden of your pain. I can but offer what my love does give: The strength of caring, The warmth of one who seeks to understand, The silent storm-swept barrenness of so great a loss. This I do in quiet ways, That on your lonely path You may not walk alone. --Howard Thurman