On Dealing With the Pain

Every little while
When I’m alone
I find a place
A quiet place
And take some time
For me.
I find a place
Where trees and grass
Embrace the soul
And soothe the flesh
Where wind creates 
a gentle calm
And water whispers loving sounds
Like Kookum singing softly in the night. 
It’s then I let myself relive
The stories of the frightened lonely child
I hear again 
Her sadness and her fears and tears
I grab those memories and thoughts
with both my hands
And hold them tightly to my chest
As though the child herself was there 
And cry. 
And cry. 
And cry.


About Senator Murray Sinclair (retired)

Ojibway Anishinaabe Inini Mizhanagheezhik (n’dizhinikaaz) Namiigoonse (n’dodem) Lawyer, Mediator, Public Speaker Currently Canadian Senator for Manitoba Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba (2001-2016) Associate Chief Judge off the Manitoba Provincial Court) (1988-2001) Co-Commissioner of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry of Manitoba) (1988-91) Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquiry Judge (1997-2000) Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2009-2015) Thinker, poet, writer, philosopher, speaker.
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1 Response to On Dealing With the Pain

  1. Beautiful. Chi Miigwetch for sharing!


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