Surviving Loss

Stand tall to do it all

Accepting help with grace

The sense of loss will fade

The healing’s not a race

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Reach out to those in need

Give all that you can spare

Your heart will fill with love

While showing that you care

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Be good to you!  Sing!  Dance!

In time the joy returns

Your world will right itself

As everyone learns

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Enjoy each day with thanks

A gift is what it’s called

From up above it comes

Stand tall to do it all

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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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