Tuesday, July 19, 2011


How best shall we remember,
You who touched our lives,
In ways too many to recount?

To me you will remain forever,
Closer than a friend, my confidante.
When in need to you I came,
For wisdom and for truth.

A myriad memories,
Entwine and meld our hearts as one,
For we walked both years and miles together.

Sometimes I carried you,
For oft I found,
My shoulders were much stronger.

The borders of my heart being wider,
Wrapped itself around your own,
Sweet sister mine.

The tears still flow,
I gasp in pain when I recall my loss.
Then dawns the thought of you in heaven,
And I smile.

Myra D’souza / 19 July 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

LOVE RECONCILES - Sacrament Of Reconciliation

20 Then a woman who had suffered from a severe bleeding for twelve years came up from behind and touched the edge of his cloak. 21 For she thought, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” 22 Jesus turned, saw her and said, “Cour­age, my daughter, your faith has saved you.” And from that moment the woman was cured. - Matthew 9:20-23
Timidly I approach,
My heartbeat crescendos
Deafening my ears.
Aware of my sin stained soul
I fall on my knees seeking mercy
Beseeching You to bless me.
You do.
And I confess.

Trembling, I touch the  tassels of Your cloak
That seamless garment of love
Woven with pity and compassion
And once again grace imbues my soul.
Healed in mind, body and spirit
I am whole.

Fear dissolves, melting into sorrow
For having wounded You
Whom I love best.
Unbidden, tears wet my cheek
I firmly resolve with Your  help
To never sin again.

The Voice that spoke
Two thousand years ago
Speaks again those blessed words
Restoring me to grace,
 “Go in peace, your sins are forgiven.”

Grace wells, drawn from Living Streams,
I glow
In the warmth of Your benediction.

Myra D’Souza / 6th July 2011

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Was born in Mumbai.  Studied in St. Michael's Convent in Karwar.  Went to Wadia College in Pune. Did a Secretarial course in Mumbai at Nirmala Niketan and at Burnleys Institute. Came to Kuwait at 21 years of age, and still  here.  Married with 3 wonderful children a girl and two boys and a great husband.