To My Parents

Year: 1953

To My Parents 

       by Paula FItzgerald 

And so,
This love of theirs
Will sweeten all our days
On through the years —
So that when sorrow comes — if come it must —
Its memory of faithfulness, and trust
Will sanctify our homes and peace bestow.

Though many a time their hearts had cause to break —
For joy in life goes hand in hand with woe:
Yet grief they bore, for each beloved one's sake —
Braving the bitter loss — the cruel blow.

Unseen, unheard, but ever at our side,
Easing the heavy burden by the way,
I like to think them near — each night— each day,
In close communion nothing can divide.

                       The Telegraph Brisbane Saturday 14 February 1953, p12.

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