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A WHOLE COUNTRY IS GRIEVING IN AN OCEAN OF ROSES

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A WHOLE COUNTRY IS GRIEVING IN AN OCEAN OF ROSES



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.

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  1. Date: 8/23/2012 6:57:00 PM

    Sound advie in thsi nie, didatic work.Thank you for dropping by my poetry. Peae & Love Matthew Anish

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 8/25/2012 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for stopping by and reading my poem! oxoxo hugs Laila
  1. Date: 8/10/2012 10:59:00 PM

    what lovely suggestions for those dealing with someone in grief. WEll phrased expressions of love.

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 8/11/2012 3:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank so much Andrea, for reading and kind words! oxox Laila
  1. Date: 8/9/2012 12:59:00 PM

    Quietly compassionate thought and actions feels to be the best way to assist the one who grieves. Ends with a great couplet...a warning to the trusting and vulnerable. Thank you for your comment...best wishes to you and yours!! Mikki

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 8/11/2012 3:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the nice words, appreciate it ... thank you for reading my poems and for your comment...best wishes to you 2!! Laila
  1. Date: 5/2/2012 6:09:00 PM

    Yes, I can relate to being a brother/sister keeper. Beautiful, Agape, Moses

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 5/4/2012 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for stopping by, John, apreciate your kind words! oxox Laila
  1. Date: 5/1/2012 5:30:00 AM

    a most compassionate and life-giving piece glazed with reflective, sine thoughts, laila... much delighted!..:) huggs

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 5/4/2012 12:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank so much Nette, for reading and kind words! oxox Laila
  1. Date: 4/30/2012 1:58:00 PM

    As they say actions speak louder than words. Love the warmth and message in this poem. love phyl

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 5/4/2012 12:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for stopping by, Phyllis, and for your kind words! oxox Laila
  1. Date: 4/29/2012 1:46:00 PM

    An awesome write carrying a message of hope and wellbeing. I am full of admiration for your work, Laila.Thanks for your kind words about my poem Tyranny. I am grateful -Mohammad

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 4/30/2012 2:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for visit my poem and your kind comment, apreciate it alot! oxox Laila
  1. Date: 4/29/2012 11:02:00 AM

    True words...enjoyed your poem Laila.

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 4/30/2012 2:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your comment, Jonas. glad you liked it! oxox Laila
  1. Date: 4/29/2012 8:57:00 AM

    A very deep and meaningful advice you have here, Laila. Thanks for visiting my page. I enjoyed sipping your words:)

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 4/30/2012 2:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for stopping by, and for your kind words! oxox Laila
  1. Date: 4/29/2012 6:21:00 AM

    That is so true Laila action always speaks louder than words, Blessings, bren : ) Thank you for your comments and visit : )

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 4/29/2012 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by Brenda, apriciate your comment! xoxo - Laila
  1. Date: 4/29/2012 2:21:00 AM

    HI Laila :D So happy to hear from you! Thanks for dropping by my poem-- I love what you say here-- yes sometimes words are not enough and doing weighs more and gives more meaning to the person in grief-- sharing and helping them during the time can mean so much... beautiful thoughts Laila--I hope all is well with you-- hugs to you!

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 4/29/2012 3:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Nikko! So happy to hear from you to;0) Thank you for god fedbak, and for stopping by, I apriciate your comment! Hugs back to you!
  1. Date: 4/28/2012 1:22:00 PM

    Grieving is a very difficult thing..Enjoyed reading your message in poetic form..Sara

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 4/29/2012 3:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by Sara. Xoxo - Laila
  1. Date: 4/28/2012 6:05:00 AM

    Laila, your words hit home with me, I recall when my mother passed the sensless words spoken, I just wanted to scream, I loved your poem, and thanks for visiting my poetry.

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 4/28/2012 8:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for stopping by and share our grief! oxoxo Laila
  1. Date: 4/26/2012 8:24:00 PM

    Thanks, Laila, for your kind words. Enjoyed your poem - it truly is a timely message! Love & hugs, Maureen 00xx00

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 4/27/2012 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by Maureen! ;0) xoxo - Laila
  1. Date: 4/26/2012 1:10:00 PM

    What a beautiful poem carrying a profound message. Most admirable. Thanks for your kind words on my poem Tyranny, Laila. I am grateful. -Mohammad

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 4/27/2012 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Mohammad for kind words and for stopping by! xoxo - Laila
  1. Date: 4/26/2012 11:57:00 AM

    You are much practical than your poem, I feel from your golden words. Keep until.........., I am seventh, you are first to comment. loved always, bl

     Avatar Date: 4/26/2012 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for visit my poem, bl! oxox Laila
  1. Date: 4/26/2012 8:35:00 AM

    Smile ˜ Yes, tis much better to be a doer than a youer ˜ Love the precious babies in the deepest and truest sense of hope and love * See beyound the curtain blank into the gates of everlasting love and light ˜ Very pretty sweet Laila ˜ Love always, John!:) ˜

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 4/26/2012 11:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you John for sweet comment! xoxo -Laila ;0)
  1. Date: 4/25/2012 11:08:00 PM

    Golden.

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 4/26/2012 10:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Chittaranjar! xoxo -Laila
  1. Date: 4/24/2012 11:28:00 PM

    WOW ABSOLUTELY STUPENDOUS !!! You have a virtuous heart indeed!!!

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 4/26/2012 11:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, thank you for so nice words! Love Laila
  1. Date: 4/24/2012 12:41:00 PM

    This is beautiful Laila! Your words are so true ...Samia

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde Date: 4/24/2012 12:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by Samia! xoxo - Laila
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