Below is the poem entitled A WHOLE COUNTRY IS GRIEVING IN AN OCEAN OF ROSES which was written by poet
Mjelde. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Laila Andresen Mjelde
People in grief.
Do not expose people of the entire alphabet
on how much you feel for them.
Give flowers, flowers can say more then words.
Do not ask a person in grief,
if he or she is hungry or thirsty.
Cook, place food on the table, and invite them.
Do not ask a person in grief, if he or she is tired,
make up a bed, give an extra blanket,
warmth and security.
Do not belive that a person who in grief,
has long enough arms to hold around themselves,
to be held by others that know you are in grief,
is the best comfort you can get...
Do not think of everything that hurts,
but try to find the little things that are well worth a smile,
a smile can make your day easier.
Life goes on, even though the soul is scarred for life,
do not let another person take control over your life.