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Comfort

From the June 30, 2003 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


Shortly after the terrorist bombing of 1998 in Omagh, Northern Ireland, the homeland of the author of this poem, Brian Kissock, recorded these words as a healing response to the grief that followed—including his own for several good friends who were lost in that tragedy. There is here and there, and everywhere, A refuge; A house and habitation; There is a constant calling to each, Sean, Samuel, Ruth, Mary.