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Death and Grief

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Death and Grief

Death creeps quietly in
often taking by surprise
one last gasp of air

leaving behind pain
sadness, sorrow and such loss
emptiness of heart

days pass by in grief
each becomes full of torment
as one struggles on

no light just darkness
no end is yet to be found
time they say will heal

for them left behind
no peace, just grief smothering
icy heart with blackness

written 9/16/2013

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  1. Date: 10/1/2013 3:53:00 PM

    Enjoyed reading your work even though it has a sad note to it..Thanks for the honor of being in the winners' list in your contest..Right now it is very hard to be on here and get anything done..I hope that it will up and running better in a day or two..Sara

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 10/1/2013 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ty Sara sometimes we need sadness so we appreciate happiness all the more that was a really hard contest to judge Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/19/2013 6:39:00 PM

    wonderful write , I am yet to write a Haiku, it is challenging !

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 9/20/2013 6:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love the form myself Yvette the 5/7/5 is not that hard give it a try and ty for your review
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 6:53:00 AM

    you write it as it is, does not get much better than this...

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 9/20/2013 6:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ty Harry your review is so inspirational Ty dear friend Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 5:39:00 AM

    I envision death so succinctly with the images that you've portrayed here dear Shadow. Well crafted!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 9/17/2013 5:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    my dearest M.M a super view from you which means all so much to me Ty Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 7:01:00 PM

    It's all so sad and life just keeps going on and on. Nice ones, Shadow.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 9/17/2013 4:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi Andrea nice of you to visit my work birth and death balance each other out. ty for review t Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 5:56:00 PM

    This is very spooky and well written, I enjoyed this write very much thank you for sharing and your comments on my work.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 9/17/2013 4:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I hhhad not though of it as spooky lol but I see what you mean ty for visiting me and enjoying my work t Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 4:13:00 PM

    This is so sad Shadow, I am glad you have not experienced a recent loss.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 9/17/2013 4:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi Richard sorry I made you sad with this work life goes on maybe in pieces I always feel that its the adversities that define us and our works Love Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 3:59:00 PM

    Great poem on Death, you described it so well, As one gets old this is the one thing we have a lot of experience of. it is not nice... thanks shadow...peter

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 9/16/2013 4:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi Peter life's sorrows help define us only rarely is it a small blessing when it ends unbearable suffering. ty for your feedback Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 3:44:00 PM

    Shadow, this is so exquisite. You described the pain one goes through when a loved one dies. Grief described brilliantly. Big hugs Gail :)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 9/16/2013 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi Gail death is never easy even when expected Ty so much for your super review Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 3:18:00 PM

    touching and full of imagery....

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 9/16/2013 3:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi Victoria ty for reading my work Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 3:17:00 PM

    I only hope and pray is just a poem, if not, then it is tragic but death is not the end it is just a temporal separation that the departed to an other land flies but never dies! Sorrowful poem expressing the human agony and depicting the suffering of mortals left behind! God bless you my dear!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 9/16/2013 3:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi Demetrios yes just a poem and you are right in what you say it is the ones left behind that suffer love and light Shadow x smile