The Unremembered

The ones who fade away at the back of the newsreel, hungry eyes accusing;

The one whose face we never saw, for whom there is no stone or sign;

The ones whose warm breath froze in the cold air; the ones who left in silence;

The ones whose names were painted high and shouted tall for a time, until it was over;

The ones we thought deserved to be unremembered, unregretted, forgotten unforgiven.

Remember … your servant, because you have given me hope.

This is my comfort in my trouble, that your promise gives me life.

(Psalm 119: 49-50, BCP 767)

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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2 Responses to The Unremembered

  1. heidi says:

    This is very touching,
    To be remembered by the Infinite is a great comfort.

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