Pentecost

Don’t forget behind every number

there is a person,

a father, a mother, a daughter or a son.

Don’t forget behind every number

there is a life which has been taken,

lives which had plans

but are now forever forsaken.

Don’t forget behind every number

there is a family which cannot grieve,

unable to kiss or hold

their loved one before they leave.

Don’t forget behind every number

there is a human story

each one telling of their own purgatory.

Don’t forget behind every number

a loved one has been lost

and only God knows how many will be offered

before the feast of Pentecost.

4 Comments

  1. Excellently evoked. It’s so hard to take in the magnitude of the significance of the huge daily numbers in terms of individual lives which we must make a conscious decision and effort to consider as we pray.

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