They say that “Time assuages” —
Time never did assuage —
An actual suffering strengthens
As Sinews do, with age —

Time is a Test of Trouble —
But not a Remedy —
If such it prove, it prove too
There was no Malady —

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2 Comments

  1. Norm says:

    Emily Dickenson understands the long term reality of a deep loss — such as a loved one. One doesn’t “get over it”. Rather one gets stronger and can carry it. Today I am shareing this with a friend who just lost two brothers to cancer.

  2. Norm says:

    Emily Dickenson understands the long term reality of a deep loss — such as a loved one. One doesn’t “get over it”. Rather one gets stronger and can carry it. Today I am sharing this with a friend who just lost two brothers to cancer.

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