Saturday, September 03, 2005

3. Time Of Greatest Need

by Jill Eisnaugle
A poem to let the grieving souls along the Louisiana and Mississippi coastlines as well as those who have sheltered in areas, such as Houston, Texas, that we are here for them through this disaster and we will be here for them for as long as it takes for their lives to return to as normal as possible, under the circumstances...

Even when the worst is finished
And the storm waters recede
Kindness shall not be diminished
In your time of greatest need

For we feel the weight you carry
And the burdens you must bear
Knowing that your spirit, wary
Needs the love of those who care

In the face of utter madness
Is an everlasting light
That brings hope amid the sadness -
Calmness to the fear and fright

We will be forever with you
Until every need is met
For the hardships you have gone through
We will not soon forget

Even when the worst is finished
And the toll has last been known
Kindness shall not be diminished
And you'll never walk alone

For we'll be right there beside you
In our hearts and souls, indeed
Giving all that we can accrue
In your time of greatest need


Regis said...

A most compassionated and timely offering, Jill. Love and peace to you.

Carmen said...

What a gentle, giving mind you have. I just wish there hadn't been a need for this poem.

Ron said...

Heartfelt, Jill.

Tinka said...

A beautiful and compassionate write Jill!!

Oh this is so very sad!!

Love tinka

Eileen said...

You have me in tears Jill, but then I've been that way from the start of this, It's just so heartbreaking,it's overwhelming. Thank you for this beautiful inspired and uplifting poem! Let's hope that mercy and grace will find those most in need and surround them with the love,hope, and help they need to get through.

Joy and Peace,

Karen said...

beautiful and compassionate write, very well done, jill! God bless those affected, and God bless you for caring!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :( >tears <

Karla said...


A most beautiful, compassionate write; very well written!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(

Sue Hess said...

the terrible thing is that as much as we all give now, it has been the last few days that the real need for water and food is there and no help for the people who need it least not enough help when it is needed most.does that make any sense. i liked your poem jill

Andy Turner said...

It is in the American psyche. To weather all adversity with inner strength of steel.

dolly said...

jill.. i am asking your permission if i can use your poem in our departmental newsletter. please let me know by emailing me at

i will definitely mail you copy if you want. please let me know asap.

thank you very much.