Tatiana Lassonde

You Are Here

When the Mass becomes real
And the Eucharist flesh
When my heart echoes words
With new meaning and depth,

When before you I stand
On one weary day
Laden with sorrow
And too weak to pray,

When by the lake in the rain
After hours of prayer
I ask for a rainbow
To prove you are there,

When my son runs to me
And shows me his book
A sky full of rainbows
Greeting my look,

When I kneel in the dark
With a prayer beating heart
By my grandmotherís deathbed
Though we are miles apart,

Then I thank you, Oh Lord,
So humble and dear
For all blessings and joy
And for when you are near.

My child, I am here
And will always be
As I carry you on my back
To our Calvary.

Copyright © 2009 Tatiana Lassonde

Tatiana Lassonde, a resident of New Hampshire, lives in Concord with her husband, three children and a pug.  She was born in Florida and lived in NY and NJ until the age of seven when she and her grandmother moved to Finland to take care of her great grandmother.  Upon graduating from a Finnish high school she returned back to the States to attend Rice University and received a BA in Russian.  She was then employed as a computer programmer/analyst for Combustion Engineering, moved to Connecticut and received her first Master's degree in Management from Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute.  After meeting her husband she moved to Concord, New Hampshire and currently works at Franklin Pierce University as the Assistant Director of the Graduate Teacher Education Programs.  She is a certified elementary teacher and recently completed her second Master's degree - an M.Ed. in General Special Education with Learning Disabilities.  Her love for reading and writing poetry started at the age of 8 and continues to this day.