“Being Sad”: An Atria Resident Poem
Posted on April 4, 2014 by Taylor Rhea
Eva L., Atria Tanglewood resident, has a remarkable story. Born in Germany in 1925, she escaped the Nazis with the help of the Kindertransport, a rescue mission that took her to England at age 13. Unfortunately, she was separated from her parents and brother. She is a true inspiration to all in her community – the staff says she always reminds them to stay positive and hopeful, especially through her poetry. Read one of her poems below titled, "Being Sad."
There are times when we feel sad
Not even knowing what brought on the bad
We must shake it away
Bring happy thoughts to stay
There is so much to be grateful for
So much to enjoy – happiness right at the door
There is sunshine – birds singing – blue sky
Then we ask ourselves – feel sad? Why?
Get rid of sad thoughts – bring on the smile
That will make you feel great for more than a mile
So, keep going – enjoy being you
And that will really be true!
– Eva L., Atria Tanglewood resident