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Below is the poem entitled Grief which was written by poet Shadow Hamilton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Grief

For some grief lightly brushes by
a person they didn't really know
within a few months totally forgotten
these are the lucky ones

For most, grief is a devastating thing
so many things to remind you about them
time really doesn't exist, just the loss
and the heart-wrenching pain

Some days easier to leave behind
the next bringing you to your knees
all it can take is a chance word
an action, even a line in a book

And crash it all floods back in
so people try to remember
just because your life has moved on

For others try though they will
it has not, it is still fresh, bitter
and so devastatingly still in their face

So pause when you see them cry
give what little comfort you can
just remember one day sadly it may be you 
who will have this loss and pain to bear

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  1. Date: 7/7/2013 3:15:00 PM
    The loss of a loved one is not an easy thing to handle..For some it is easier than others..Life is never the same without them.Enjoyed reading your work about the topic..Sara

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/7/2013 3:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Sara I wrote this for a friend who's brother was killed in a shooting it tore her apart ty for reading x Shadow smiles
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 2:56:00 PM
    Lovely poem Shadow! Philosophical and sensitive! Very good! :) G.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/7/2013 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Giorgio Ty glad you enjoyed it Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 9:39:00 AM
    a wonderful outpost message.. sharing is caring... xox~ Linda

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/7/2013 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Linda yes it halves the burden Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 6:57:00 AM
    This is powerful my friend.Please contact me,I haven't heard from you in awhile.Hugs

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/7/2013 3:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dearest M.M I will soup mail you Ty for your comments Love Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 7:21:00 AM
    This is so true and shows your compassionate heart. Your name should be changed from Shadow to Light. Have a wonderful day, hugs Rick.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/7/2013 3:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lol I like Shadow I have been called that a long time now ty for taking time to read appreciated greatly Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 10:14:00 PM
    Shadow, so wonderfully composed. I know this grief and this eases the deepest wave of loss.. A very comforting poem of understanding :)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/7/2013 3:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Karen so nice of you Ty Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 4:10:00 PM
    Sad and extremely inspiring, the sincerity flows through out and the heart that wrote it.. just love this,, should be a mission statement, it is that good...

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/7/2013 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Harry Ty so much it was written for a suffering friend glad you thought it good Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 1:16:00 PM
    Thanks for the advice. I have a friend who is grieving at this time..a couple of friends actually and it's painful even to hear of others grieving. You have a great understanding of grief, I see. It never truly leaves. But some people have hope and that's always a great comfort. And we have each other. What a moving poem to have read this morning. Really cool one, Shadow. I like your name (: Always, Laura

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/7/2013 3:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Laura so nice of you to read my work glad you found it of use Shadow x smiles