Wednesday, April 29, 2015

For Nepal--Faith Lives On--By Karen O'Leary--United States

As the death toll rises over 5,000, it’s hard to imagine the devastation of such a huge loss to the people of Nepal. We are all part of an international community much larger than ourselves.  I would like to express my sympathy to all those who have lost loved ones, as I keep you in my prayers.  In times like these, I’ve found the writing community to rise with words of inspiration and hope.

Faith Lives On

bright
white light
shines despite
the earthquake’s grief…
hope

faith’s
vision
sees beyond
the present pain…
truth

souls
join hands
to journey
forward as one…
peace

Please join with me, share your words of support and your prayers for Nepal people.  May they find comfort in the difficult days ahead. 

Sincerely,

Karen O’Leary
Whispers’ Editor

107 comments:

  1. There is comfort to be found in your words, in a time when comfort seems out of reach, Karen... Yours is a very heart felt piece, in hopes of peace in their land.

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  2. Dear Michael,

    Thank you so much. It is such a joy when the writing community reaches out. Words are indeed, a gift. Thank you for all you do for others.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  3. Prayer is indeed a precious gift, your heartfelt words bring comfort Karen. . Comfort all with Your love O God. Wrap each one up in Your strong embrace. Shelter them from the storm O Lord Envelop them in Your tender care. Blessings .....Leokadia.

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    1. Dear Lee,

      Thank you for this heartfelt prayer. God carries us in our time of need. Comfort those who grieve...our hope for this time.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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    2. Enjoyed reading your heart felt work..Sara

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  4. Human beings are so innovative and creative and even in the toughest of times they tend to inspire. It is the strength they give one another in the loss and it is their faith that gives them the will to have the strength to persevere. Beautiful words, Karen. Much needed in the devastating time......... Sheri

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    1. Dear Sheri,

      Yes, faith does give us the strength to endure. Thank you for being a part of this outreach to Nepal.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  5. Thank you, Arvinder, for sharing this poem in the support of the people of Nepal--

    canopy of stars...
    the hum of a lullaby
    amidst rubble

    Arvinder Kaur, Chandigarh,India

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    1. Dear Arvinder,

      There is so much depth in your haiku. I like the sense of hope despite the devastation. Thank you, again, for sharing your gift of words.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  6. Thank you, Isha Wagner, for the following--

    Dear Karen:
    Your poem is truly inspirational. In disasters such as in Nepal our faith can be hard-pressed to believe in a loving, caring Father; people killed for no apparent reason, children suffering deprivation, hunger, disease, lack of medicine, power, water; it appears to our limited vision to be without sense. The big news in this part of the world was the killing by firing squad of eight drug traffickers imprisoned in Bali for the past 9 years; this killing happened two nights ago and the eight men went to their death, refusing a blindfold and all singing together "Amazing Grace" until the shooting stopping their voices. Fortunately they all died instantly, shot through the heart. How I admire these men who accepted finally (as one man said) that this death sentence was the will of God who loved them. So our seeing is limited.
    It's a strange world, Karen, is it not?

    Your poem so sensitively written and fine to read.

    Yours sincerely
    Isha Wagner

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    1. Dear Isha,

      It is hard to understand why people are being executed all over the mid-east and Africa, in particular. Though heart-breaking one has to admire the courage of one that stands even in death for their faith. Yes, our vision is limited that is why we trust and have faith in God, who in the end, will set the world in order. Thank you for your insightful words.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  7. Interesting poem here, and comforting. My heart goes out to Nepal. While nature does its lot over there, man finds a way to do his creating heartquakes everywhere.
    What do we do?
    I guess, to watch and pray?

    *sigh
    Thank you for sharing Karen.

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    1. Dear Su'eddie,

      My heart goes out to the people of Nepal too. Prayer is a powerful thing. Thank you for your kind words. I just published your poem which is amazing. Welcome to Whispers!!

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  8. This poem is a shining star and a beacon of hope. We need this message in the face of the tragedies and struggles all around us. This poem carries the "bright light" we all have a connection to, no matter what. I am inspired and continue to send prayers and positive energy to all those in Nepal. Thank you, Karen, for writing this poem, this sacred message to the world, and to my heart.

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    1. Dear Nila,

      I can always count on you to be a beacon of hope, my friend. Thank you so much for your prayers for the people in Nepal. Prayer is a powerful thing as we both know. Thank you for your kind words and for being an inspiration to the world.

      Love and blessings,
      Karen

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  9. I've passed on this beautiful poem to two of my students from Nepal. Thank you for writing and sharing your poem with us, Karen.

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    1. Dear Marianne,

      Thank you so much for passing this on to your students. As above, there are others joining in prayer and hope for the people of Nepal. Please let them know that they are welcome to share some thoughts here. It's people like you that keep that candle of hope alive.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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    2. You're welcome, Karen. It's amazing to see all of this outreach. :)

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    3. Dear Marianne,

      I think so too. The Whispers community is filled with caring people. And, others are taking part too. Thank you so much for sharing this with others.

      Light and hope,
      Karen

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  10. Lovely poem Karen. Our hearts are with the people of Nepal at this tragic time.

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    1. Dear Peggy,

      Thank you for joining in this effort to support the people of Nepal. It is caring people like you that bring hope to the world.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  11. Thank you for these words, Karen. Ameen.

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    1. Thank you for your support, Laura. I want the people of Nepal to know that people care about them.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  12. Thanks, Karen. I share your grief and hopes. I've been to Nepal, am planning a trip there in the fall, and have Nepali friends (who are all safe!!!). My niece, Suntali, the subject of one of my Whispers poems, Solstice Flowers, was adopted from a Kathmandu orphanage - I went with her mom to help with the adoption. The Nepali people are wonderful - kind, generous, always smiling. Your poem echoes their spirit beautifully! Well done!

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    1. Dear Michael,

      Thank you for sharing your personal connection to Nepal and for your help in letting the people of Nepal know that people care about them. I'm glad to hear your Nepali friends are safe. Even though, this still has to be a devastating time for them. My prayers go with them and all the people in Nepal.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  13. Thank you, Annie, for sharing this poem in support of the people of Nepal--

    I pray you find warmth and shelter
    soon, with food to relieve your hunger,
    I have slept in your trembling bed
    with a pillow of earth for my head,
    In walking, stepped and fallen on air,
    I have had my own home shaken bare.
    So I send the only thing I now trust
    It is the gift of love to you all.

    Annie Jenkin, England

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    1. Dear Annie,

      Thank you for this lovely poem in support in of the people of Nepal. I think your personal experience ads meaning to your words. Our prayers and support will make a difference.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  14. Thoughts from Jean Calkins--

    Thank you for the poignant reminder. The hectic days, we tend to concentrate on how best to solve our own problems. We must widen our vision to those who live in such devastation, and of the families who have lost so many loved ones, including those who died on Mt. Everest.

    Jean Calkins

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    1. Dear Jean,

      It is important to look beyond ourselves as there are so many that need our support. Please keep the people of Nepal in your prayers. Thank you for supporting this effort to reach out.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  15. Thank you, Ndaba, for the following--

    Do Not Despair

    Sometimes without as little as a whisper
    a natural disaster swoops like a sweeper.

    The entire world is horrified by the calamity
    that has engulfed Nepal and shaken her serenity,

    The country could be rocked by somber devastation,
    Even that should not solidify into eternal frustration,

    Nepalese-of all walks of life -do not despair,
    In this hour of need, God`s might will repair.

    By Ndaba Sibanda, Saudi Arabia

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  16. Dear Ndaba,

    What a wonderful poem of faith and inspiration for the people of Nepal. Thanks you for sharing it for our ongoing support of those that are dealing with so much loss. Yes, God will build them back up. I am keeping them in my prayers.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Indeed, we keep them in our prayers.

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    2. Thank you so much, Ndaba. Your support is greatly appreciated.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  17. Thank you, Chris, for the following--

    AMID THE PAIN

    God may not calm every storm
    but thru them you'll stay calm,
    by the awesome power
    of His outstretched arm.

    Your circumstance may linger
    but you shall find peace...
    in confusion and chaos
    God's love will not cease.

    Things all around you
    may crumble and fall,
    but God will sustain you
    and help you stand tall.

    Many tears you'll shed
    due to pain and sorrow,
    but in God you'll find strength
    to face each tomorrow.

    By Christine Tate, United States

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    1. Dear Chris,

      What a wonderful inspirational poem to encourage the people of Nepal in their time of need. This is beautiful, my friend. Thank you for contributing to this ongoing outreach.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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    2. Enjoyed reading t his encouraging work..Sara

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  18. Thank you, Beth, for the following--

    Be Optimistic.

    Faith and love.
    Hopes and fears,
    silent tears,
    propelling forward -
    looking to build a new future...

    By Beth Winchcombe, England

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    1. Dear Beth,

      Thank you so much for sharing your lovely words for this ongoing outreach for Nepal. Our prayers and hope travel with them in this time of tears. I really appreciate you being a part of this.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  19. Karen,
    A great poem of hope and peace. May be someday we can all live together war-free.
    Your friend,
    David

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    1. Dear David,

      Amen! I would like to see everyone live in peace too. Thank you for your kind words on my poem.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  20. Thank you, Marlene, for the following--

    All thoughts and prayers
    Shine through destructive nature
    Pour upon Nepal

    By Marlene Million, United States

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  21. Dear Marlene,

    Thank you for your this uplifting and inspirational poem for the people of Nepal. Yes, our thoughts and prayers do go with them. I really appreciate your taking part in this ongoing outreach.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  22. Although we have never met
    Our brothers and sisters
    Over oceans so far apart
    In our minds and prayers
    We think of you
    With love and sympathy
    From our caring hearts..

    In my prayers.


    Peter Dome.

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    1. Dear Peter,

      What a wonderful poem of love and support for our brothers and sister in Nepal. Thank you so much for this outpouring from your generous heart, my friend.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  23. I am here, right in the middle of this disaster and i know the times that lie ahead are tough, the road is dark and unpredictable but there is a saying that every Nepali hears from their early childhood that We are the descendant of the brave Gorkhali and we will die but wont break or bow. I hope we get out of this calamity with the same spirit. Your prayers humble us and we shall remember that you prayed even when we started to loose confidence in ourself. Thank you guys.

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    1. Dear Ankur,

      People are praying for you. Keep your spirit, knowing others from around the world care about you. Thank you for sharing your story. Please accept my sympathy for your great loss. You will rise above this.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  24. Thank you, Francisco and John, for the following

    esta campana
    tañe en silencio por
    ayuda en Nepal

    this bell is tolling
    in silence, calling for
    help in Nepal

    Spanish & English: Francisco X. Alarcón
    April 27, 2015

    this bell's jowin
    i the quate cryin
    fir a haun in Nepal

    Scots version: John McDonald

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    1. Francisco and John,

      Thank you for sharing the gift of words that reaches out to touch others in a way nothing else can match. This is a beautiful poem. It is a joy to have you a part of this outreach.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  25. Thank you, Sharon W., for the following--

    Beautiful poem Karen. Thanks for sharing. I am praying.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon, for your kind words and prayers.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  26. I wanted to add some comments from a Nepali student of mine, Rabin Karki: "Poem is excellent and we (Nepali people) need that. I will share this poem to my friends back home. My family are doing good but the situation is not good as you know that. But i really appreciate your concern.
    Thank you once again."

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    1. Dear Rabin,

      Many are praying for the people of your country. It is sad to see the devastation, especially the loss of so many people. I have faith that Nepal will rise again. Will keep your family and all the Nepali people in my prayers.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  27. Father in Heaven, I come to You on behalf of the people and country of Nepal, thanking You for who You are in this time of crisis and pain. Lord, continue to comfort the people and those who have lost loved ones. Some may not know their pain, but yet feel their pain. Help the people and country to mourn with the assurance that they can yet turn to You in this time of need and in all things. Help restore what what destroyed, Lord, comfort the heart, mind and soul of this nation. Lord, I also want to thank You for Karen O'Leary and all of the poets, writers, contributors and supporters of the Whispers community for reaching out in whatever means we are able. Hear our cries and prayers, o Lord. Hear us this day as we unite to send prayers and words of encouragement in this time of need for the people and country of Nepal. Thank You ,Lord, for being the great Father and comforter that You are. In Jesus mighty and Holy name I pray this and all things. Amen!

    -MJ

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  28. What a beautiful prayer, Maurice. I am heartened by the outpouring of support. Prayer is a powerful thing. I unite with you in asking that God comfort the people of Nepal at this devastating time. In prayer, there is always hope.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  29. Thank you, Elizabeth Howard, for the following--

    For the People of Nepal

    after your world crashes
    comes fear of aftershocks
    hopelessness of loss
    slow progress of search and rescue . . .
    then life rises out of the rubble

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    1. Dear Elizabeth,

      Thank you for sharing your poem for our ongoing outreach to Nepal. I really like the last line and the sense of hope. Many are praying for the people that have lost so much.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  30. Prayer for Nepal

    Over vast land and sea
    Hearts beating quietly
    Breath held in silent prayer
    Over the news we share

    Please God take care of those
    Caught in the angry throes
    Of such a tragedy.
    Please Lord, our anxious plea

    Wants them to know we hear
    Their voices. We feel each tear
    And pray for a better day.
    Please take their fear away.

    Let them feel safe once more;
    Feel life’s worth fighting for
    And let a gentle hand
    Reach them and help them stand.

    © Pam H. Murray

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  31. Dear Pam,

    This a beautiful prayer/poem. Thank you so much for taking part in this outreach to the people of Nepal. With prayer and God's help, all is possible.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  32. Thank you, Angelee, for the following--

    For Nepal

    my song is silent
    no music
    no words
    no chants

    only prayer flags flap
    above the all seeing Buddha’s eyes
    of the Swayambhunath
    where the monkeys are silent too

    dogs move mournfully
    through the debris
    and the funereal smoke
    rises with the wails

    and all I can offer is
    poems prayers and promises

    my song is silent
    no music
    no words
    no chants

    By Angelee Deodhar, India

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  33. Dear Angelee,

    I was a special gift to get your words today my friend. Writers like you, that walk in the light, are always looking for ways to make the world a better place. In challenging times, we link together across the world to support each other in prayer and peace.

    Light and blessings,
    Karen

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  34. Thank you, Joan, for the following--

    Memories

    I remember spring
    last year
    because you were here.
    Everything so green
    last year
    remembering you near.

    Recalling bunches of
    wildflowers
    growing from first thaw
    born of soft sun, shy winds.
    Your eyes were worlds of
    bright asters
    full of astonishment.

    I search for you
    this spring
    now you are gone
    beneath the green
    this spring
    I search for you alone.

    By Joan McNerney

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    1. Dear Joan,

      Thank you for this heartfelt poem in the support of the people of Nepal. As loss keeps growing, my heart goes out to these people that have suffered so much. I really appreciate your support in this effort. Let us keep them in our prayers.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  35. Thank you Karen...seems so sad, so much suffering. We are one human family.

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    1. Dear Joan,

      I agree. It helps to know that people care in times of crisis. Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem with us.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  36. This poem is a beautiful heartfelt blessing for the people of Nepal. May collective prayers help them endure the pain of loss and give them hope in knowing so many care. Blessings, Connie

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    1. Dear Connie,

      Amen! I am so proud of our writing community and the prayers and poems reaching out to support the people of Nepal in this time of devastating loss. Thank you for your kind thoughts.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  37. Thank, Pat, for the following--

    God Bless all the people of Nepal
    Help them to grow and survive it all
    Help them overcome this natural disaster
    To find a future where love flows faster
    Let all mankind now pull together and fight
    To be one family enjoying life in delight.....xxx

    By Patricia Farnsworth-Simpson, Canary Islands

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    1. Dear Pat,

      Thank you for this beautiful prayer for the people of Nepal. Your support in this effort is greatly appreciated.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  38. Thank you, Dena, for the following--

    Many have Crossed the Veils in Nepal
    Pockets of hope has already discovered a tiny baby...
    along with an aged 100 yr old man....
    Even after a week's time of passing...
    From old to young...
    This tragic disaster has seen the whole world....
    Race...to help....for these peaceful and beautiful people....
    May the blessings of the Universe show that this world is made smaller
    Tragic occurrences hasn't stopped the flow of encouragement....
    These Spiritual people will feel the embrace of the entire world....
    as we all gather....and respond...

    By Dena M. Ferrari, United States

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  39. Dear Dena,

    Thank you for this heartfelt poem to encourage and support the people of Nepal. I really appreciate having you a part of this.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  40. Thank you, Sara, for the following--

    Nepal Morns

    The crows fierce warning message rings
    Echoes across the dale
    The Dove's peaceful cooing cascades
    Silky sweet as a veil

    Over here-a caws the crow
    As the roosters join in
    Songbirds unnamed awake from slumber
    In soft chorus songs blend

    What does this day hold for each
    of God's animal kingdom
    Will the Dove raise her family
    Add to the phylum some

    Nepal mourns her dead family
    Unexpected losses
    Recovery a long slow event
    The deaths, grief, life crosses

    (crosses here is a verb meaning hinder or prevent)

    By Sara Kendrick, United States

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    1. Dear Sara,

      This is such a beautiful poem so rich in imagery. The loss comes through in a creative way. Thank you for supporting the Nepal people by sharing your wonderful verse for this outreach.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  41. I feel that the intensity and frequency of earthquakes and other natural phenomia will continue to grow until the end ..It is horrible to see the aftermath of such natural disasters and their is nothing that we as humans can do to prevent them from happening it gives us the feeling that we have no control and we don't unless we are anchored to the Rock..Sara

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    1. Dear Sara,

      And in that rock of faith we connect with people all over the world with prayers and encouragement. This is one of the best parts about the writing community. We are an international voice. Thank you, again for sharing your wonderful poem.

      Warm regards,
      Karen

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  42. Thank you, Aju, for the following--

    Earthquake has Shaken Nepal

    A seismic disturbance measuring 7.9 on Richter scale
    shook Nepal on 25 April 2015, spreading wide and far
    from the epicenter;
    tremors felt up to seven days thence.
    Mud houses crashed, big houses sank and cracked
    towers brought down, living beings buried underground
    killing humans more than eight thousand
    besides animals, injuring double the numbers;
    house holders became refugees in utter humiliation,
    reminiscent of the recent catastrophe in Uttarakhand,
    and this after a decade long Maoist destruction.

    The misfortune of Nepal we suffer
    for a country contiguous to our border
    and invoke divine blessing for the neighbor.
    Timely help by us and all sympathizers
    has surpassed the need of the hour
    though human loss cannot be made up
    those who have gone will never wake up.
    Remembering that grief and sorrow like joy and happiness
    are always a passing phase
    Nepalese have to rise up the changed world to face.

    By Aju Mukhopadhyay, India

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    1. Dear Aju,

      Thank you so much for your wonderful poem for the Nepal people. I like the way you end with rising as they most certainly will. It is through an international community of prayers, encouragement, and support. I really appreciate having you a part of this.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  43. Very down to earth work about the terrible natural catastrophe..Sara

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  44. It's wonderful to see the outpouring of support for the people of Nepal. I was especially moved by Maurice's prayer and the poems by Angelee and Joan.

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    1. Dear Marianne,

      It is a joy to see the wonderful prayers and poems that have become an ongoing outreach to the Nepal people. What a blessing to be a part of this.

      Karen

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  45. Love In Words

    Though we have never met, at all
    We're joined together, hear this call
    We share the fears; we share the tears
    Joined in this world, human hall;

    It's times like these, to know, to feel
    We give our hands, we pray the heal
    Here, deep in soul; where love is whole
    Humbly we pray, humbly we kneel;

    We, brothers, sisters, everyone
    Love is the key where hope is spun
    Extended hands in all the lands
    Pray devastation is now done.

    Our love and prayers go out to you
    That this grievous time is finally through.

    By S Stanley United States

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    1. Dear Sheri,

      This is so heartfelt. What a blessing to be able to use our writing to encourage others. Thank you so much, my friend, for being a part of this outreach.

      Warmly,
      Karen

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  46. Good morning,

    A friend of mine just visited this entry and was moved by everyone's concern. She asked me to send you this link to Quilts for Kids, a DC-area group that helps women and children in Nepal: http://www.quiltsnepal.org/

    My friend knows James Hopkins, a poet who is very much involved with this group.

    Best,

    Marianne

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    1. Dear Marianne,

      What a wonderful suggestion--another way to reach out to the people of Nepal. I'm in the process of getting approval from James to post more information on the group. What a blessing you are!

      Karen

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  47. Thank you, Vasanthi, for the following--

    "She shook from within,
    leaving those fear-fed eyes,
    frozen with tears "

    By Vasanthi S Pillai, India

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    1. Dear Vasanthi,

      Thank you for sharing this heartfelt poem for our Nepal Outreach. What a gift to be able to join together to show our support for the people of this devastated country.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  48. Thank you, Christina, for the following--

    Prayer for Nepal Victims

    Lord lift the victims up from the earthquake,
    Help relieve the pain that within does break
    Stay beside them Lord never to forsake
    Lord Lift victims from quake; Lord Lift victims from quake!

    Get them provisions they do greatly need,
    Do help rescue attendants guaranteed
    Let the damage clean-up start to proceed
    Get them provisions need; get them provisions need!

    Help families be reunited too,
    Let comfort and love be shared that is true
    I send my prayer across miles to you
    Families Reunite; families reunite!

    Give them renewed strength for each coming day,
    Let their burdens be lifted, go away
    Take away the feeling they have of dismay
    Give them all renewed strength; give them all renewed strength!

    By Christina R Jussaume, United States

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    1. Dear Christina,

      What a beautiful, prayer poem. Your faith shines through your words in support and encouragement. Thank you so much for adding your talent for our ongoing outreach.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  49. Dear Karen,

    Thank you for this so well written contribution. We all pray for the victims and their families!

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    1. Dear Gert,

      Thank you for your prayers. Prayer can accomplish so much especially when we join together. I appreciate your support.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  50. Thank you, Yvonne, for the following--

    My housemate Chris did the Everest Base Camp, a few years ago, and traveled to Katmandu. She told me how hard it was for them, and now because of this terrible natural event things are even worse. We have all given to charities who are sending help to the people of Nepal. Please extend love and prayers for their recovery from Yvonne and Chris. I know the one true God of all of Creation hears our prayers and shares in our pain. God Bless them and help in their restoration.

    Yvonne Sparkes, England

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  51. Dear Yvonne and Chris,

    Thank you for your prayers and support of charities helping the people of Nepal. You outreach at this time is greatly appreciated. If each of us does a little bit, it will help these people rise faster. I know God will help them recover.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  52. Thank you, Karen, for your continued concern for the People of Nepal. Our praying
    continues for their great loss!

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    1. Thank you for your ongoing prayers, Marlene. What a gift you are giving the People of Nepal.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  53. Thank you, Beth, for the following--

    Thoughts and Prayers

    Never give up
    never lose hope...
    ... never lose faith

    Earthquakes, floods, world disasters
    this is history...
    ...we're living through

    Guidance will help us through
    God will help us survive...
    ...pray together for peace

    By Beth Winchcombe, England

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    1. Dear Beth,

      What a beautiful prayer/poem! Thank you so much for your support and encouragement for the People of Nepal. We always have hope through God.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  54. Bless Nepal

    I wish solace for the inconsolable
    Who have lost more than they can bear.
    Let them feel our gathering of hearts,
    Feel the light of our prayers to
    Gather strength and hope to endure
    And become whole again with Divine Love.

    Namaste' Connie Marcum Wong

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    1. Dear Connie,

      What a beautiful prayer/poem. I've already read it a few times offering my own prayers with yours today for the People of Nepal. Thank you for reaching out and caring.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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    2. Thank you very much Karen. I have sent them a donation along with my prayers and pray there will be no more earthquakes so they may begin to
      recover. Blessings, Connie

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  55. Our small community in New Hampshire has been designated to receive refugees from all over the world and now has a small and growing Nepalese community. Many of these individuals have taken on a practice of providing one-on-one personal care to disabled individuals, including those with autism and intellectual challenges. They sometimes open their homes, provided typical 'American' meals for their guests, though vegetarian themselves, taking their guests to Christian churches (though they are practicing Buddhists.) I bring my 90-year-old mother to the local McDonalds for an outing once a week and have gotten to know some of the compassionate young men who gently provide care to some of the other Tuesday 'regulars.' It is a community of love--may we send our loving kindness to their Homeland.

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    1. Dear Kelley,

      Thank you for sharing your story and experience. Humanity exists all over the world and your heartfelt words show the compassion of the Nepalese community in your town. I hope they get a chance to read the outpouring for their native country from people all over the world.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  56. Thank you, John, for the following--

    Earth rumbles below.
    Yet stillness remains above.
    Lift your hearts skyward.

    By John Polselli--United States

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  57. Dear John,

    After the rumbling earth, you found a creative way to share a bit of hope. Thank you for sharing your poem for this growing outreach, my friend. Our words come together to make a difference.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  58. Thank you, Gerald, for the following--

    Prayer for Nepal

    Know that hearts beat for you
    through this your course of travail,
    Know that angels' singing voices
    surpass a banshee's wail.
    Faith, not fate, will see you through
    to a bright new glorious day,
    through your darkest hours are now
    they will vanish if we all pray.
    Be of cheer, the world is here
    to guide you along the rocky trail,
    cast your eyes upon the sky
    and know your good fortune will prevail.

    By Gerald Heyder--United States

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    1. Dear Gerald,

      Thank you for your uplifting words for the people of Nepal. As our voices blend together in support and prayer, those that suffered so much will rise again. I really appreciate your thoughts of encouragement.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  59. Karen,
    You will be blessed many times over (although I am sure you already have)by the work you do. How many places have you been in and which countries? (Just curious) Maybe there is a print or website in Nepal you can share with..
    ~Davidf)

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  60. Dear David,

    I was just thinking about trying to search for a Nepal website that may get our words out to the people we want to encourage. What a wonderful suggestion!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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