The Longest Night (For Parents of a Child Who Has Died) by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
For Phyllis and Michael Sommer

We all tell ourselves stories
about grief to come.

Anticipating the dark
we think, how can I live

without the sun I turn toward?
We wrest what gifts we can

from the dying days.
One morning we wake

and the doorway we most dreaded
is behind us.

The ice may not recede
for months to come

but day by day
may there be more light.

From: Beside Still Waters, available for download and purchase. 

Service Section: Prayers of Remembrance 
Source: Beside Still Waters