The Prayer Box

ladywings

Richland, United States

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Artist's Description

This is a prayer box necklace a dear friend made, and gave to me. Inside is a stone that one of the autistic children she used to work with, gave her. She can no longer work with them, due to developing RSD from an injury she recieved when one of the children slammed her hand in the door. Working with those kids was her life, and it is tearing her apart inside to not be able to do so any longer. She is talking about doing volunteer work with them, even though another similar injury is very likely. Every day I say a prayer for her, that the doctors will find something to ease her constant physical and emotional pain. I wrote this poem to go along with the photo.

Dear Lord

Please look after my dear friend,
As she feels that her life
Has come an end.

Her pain is too much
For her to bear
You’re up there, I know
Please show her you care.

If I could take away her pain
For even a day
I would in a heartbeat.
What more can I say?

To work with her special children
Is all that she asks
But even that
Is too great a task.

Being away from them
Is tearing her apart
But they are with her each day
Right there in her heart.

So I ask you again
Look after my friend
For her life is too precious
To come to an end.

Body: Olympus E-510
Lens: Zuiko 50mm f/2
Shutter: 1/250
f/2
ISO:100

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  • Leah Highland
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  • Taylor Sawyer
  • ladywings
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