Please note: The Co-Operative store on Teehey Lane will be open from 8am till 9am daily, so that vulnerable customers can shop safely.
A beautiful poem by Rev. Caroline Beckett…..
I cannot hold you close today.
I cannot take your hand:
I cannot wipe your tears away
Or brace you as you stand.
I cannot whisper in your ear
Or pass a gift to you –
A sweet or silly something dear –
To cheer a world turned blue.
I cannot sit at home with you,
Make tea or share the moans;
Can’t spread a blanket over you
When sorrow chills you bones.
Only these words can reach across
The distance we must keep
Reminding you we’re still an US
and, waking or asleep,
The bind that ties us close endures
And love can stretch so far –
Can wind its way through walls an doors
To wherever you are.
So I will pray and you will pray
And we will pray together.
The tie that binds us cannot fray:
Love. Always and forever.
A day will come, an end to pain,
And when that day begins
We’ll hold each other close again
Because love always wins.