Surviving Loss

Stand tall to do it all

Accepting help with grace

The sense of loss will fade

The healing’s not a race


Reach out to those in need

Give all that you can spare

Your heart will fill with love

While showing that you care


Be good to you!  Sing!  Dance!

In time the joy returns

Your world will right itself

As everyone learns


Enjoy each day with thanks

A gift is what it’s called

From up above it comes

Stand tall to do it all


Posted on August 17, 2014, in grief, loss, poetry, soul, Uncategorized, writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Wow, just wow!!!! When I saw this in my email, the first thought that came to mind was “did she write this for me”.
    Of course you didn’t because you don’t even know that I lost my younger (and only) brother last year to colon cancer last year. You don’t know that I struggle daily with the grief of losing my best friend, confidante, and only male left in the family after our father passed away 36 years ago.
    I am guessing you do know about grief. Thank you for writing this very touching poem.


    • You are correct. I know about grief. I lost my husband July 1. The last time we had a conversation was on our 45th anniversary June 14. Read the three or four prior blogs and you will understand the path that I have traveled. I am so sorry for your loss. It is a normal part of life that none of us can escape, but our hearts ache for our loved ones. Read Ever changing landscape. When I put my wedding album out at my husband’s celebration of life, I realized that out of the 6 men in the bridal party, 4 had died within the year. Everyday is a struggle but an opportunity for growth. Thank you for your comments. I appreciate it.


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