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There’s disbelief in newfound grief;
The hurt is raw and aching.
To turn a leaf or get relief,
One’s heart cannot be breaking.

It’s not a crime to need more time
Before one’s feeling stable;
But it’s a climb to reach one’s prime
When sorrow’s on the table.

Yet wounds do heal and then reveal
A toughness that surprises;
For each ordeal helps unconceal
The strength that one disguises.

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  1. Date: 10/11/2013 9:07:00 AM
    Your double rhyme is awesome. This is very poignant for me right now. I find myself so grateful for finding you to read in my life. You are truly a blessing to us here on poetrysoup. Peace.:)

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 10:52:00 PM
    Words of wisdom, Ilene! The wounds do heal and we must learn to live and love excellent write! Love and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 6:23:00 PM
    gosh where was this gem when the grief contest was going on. Good one, my friend.