A Prayer for Spring
Like Springtime, let me unfold
and grow fresh and anew,
from this cocoon of grief
that has been spun around me.

Help me face the harsh reality of
sunshine, renewed life,
as my bones still creak
from the winter of my grief.

Life has dared to go on around me.
And as I recover from the insult
of life’s continuance,
I readjust my focus to
include recovery and growth
as a possibility in my future.

Give me strength to break out of
the cocoon of my grief.
But may I never forget it as
the place where I grew my wings,
becoming a new person
because of my loss.