Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Season's Greetings

As the year comes to an end,

And everyone has greetings to send,

And reserves a place for the New Year to spend,

I put a smile on my face and pretend

That I am okay, as no one can fully comprehend

My heartache, neither a relative nor friend.

Forgive me, loved ones, I do not mean to offend

But my wounds will never mend

Since my grief and my blood blend.

I wish I could my history amend

And the movement of time suspend

Not having to face another year's end!

Randah R. Hamadeh, 2009, Copyright©
Summer Rays-Solace for Bereaved Parents

2014 Calendar

Monday, December 30, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Grief Expert

Sorry about your tragedy,
Did you get over it?
If not at all,
at least a bit.

Have you healed
and overcome your pain?
Hope not to see you
sad ever again.

You have survived
life’s biggest blow,
You should be able,
to let go.

She did not suffer
and quickly went,
Instead of extending
your misery and lament.

Thank God you have
the other two,
They must have made it
easier for you.

Push your sadness
and sorrow behind,
Only keep your surviving
children in mind.

My tears
started to flow.
Is she a grief expert,
and I did not know!

Randah R. Hamadeh, Copyright © 2013
Author, Summer Rays-Solace for Bereaved Parents

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Tears Fall

Tears fall and I start to cry
Others are shocked! They don't know why.

They prefer to forget and ignore
That emotions can’t be locked indoor!

People accept laughter and joy
And let tears and sadness annoy

Many things trigger my sorrow and grief.
Tears give me comfort and some relief

Isn’t it enough what I went through?
They shouldn’t question what I feel or do.

I am lifting the barriers that suppress
All the feelings that I need to express.

Randah R. Hamadeh, Copyright © 2013
Author, Summer Rays-Solace for Bereaved Parents

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

لؤي طه كتب

همس يطوف حول عرش روحي 
فرح يطرق بابها المفتوح لعشقكِ
أمي غالية عمري قبل رحيله عنك 
وبعد أن صار غيابي حضور عندك 
رسائل حب تصلني يكتبها نبض قلبك 
أمي يا تاج الوفاء 
كيف أموت واسمي دوما برفقة اسمك 
أحبكِ وهل تكفيك يا أمي حروف أحبكِ ؟

حبيبة عمرك " سمر " 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Grief Journey

People wish not to admit and believe
That for you, I still everyday grieve.

They don't realize that my pain is profound
After I buried my own child underground;

And think that with time I can forget
Allow joy into my heart, and my life reset.

They just can not at all comprehend
Grieving for one's own child can never end.

I am so lonesome in my grief
Nothing gives me any comfort or relief.

My grief journey will be lifelong
It is wearying but love keeps me strong.

Sadness escorts me as I, alone, walk
Reminisce and, on my tears choke.

Randah R. Hamadeh, Copyright © 2013
Author, Summer Rays-Solace for Bereaved Parents

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

هدية من معلمة الدين التي درست سمر

مع الشكر للسيده ليلى الرويعي

Monday, November 04, 2013

أمي سمعت دقات قلبك تناديني

أمي سمعت دقات قلبك تناديني
حزنت لأنك تتأوهين وتبكيني
 جئت لأراك حتى لو كنت لا تريني
لم تبكين؟ ألأنهم يريدونك أن لا تذكريني
وتطوين صفحة من عمرك وتنسيني
دعوها بشأنها فبين أضلعها تأويني"
ألا يحق للصابرة أن تشتاق لي وتحاكيني؟
تتألم بصمت وتحيا بحبها فهو لها كالأوكسجين
وحاجتها لذكري أكثر من حاجة الدم للشراين؟
".فخورة بك ياأمي!  قوية العزيمة والإيمان والدين

رنده ربحي حماده©  ٢٠١٣ 
جميع الحقوق محفوظة للمولفة

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

I'm Far but Near

Im gone, Mother Dear,
For you Im far, but still very near
Yet, to others this is not clear
Since the dead dont appear
Do tell them Mother, dont fear
Perhaps they will react, or shed a tear
Tell at least those close and sincere,
You sense my presence and know I'm near
And that I send you comfort and cheer
Through a song or words you hear,
A dream or a gentle whisper in your ear
Or a warm hug, Mother, Dear.

Randah R. Hamadeh, Copyright © 2013
Author, Summer Rays: Solace for Bereaved Parents