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Grief Has A Mind Of Her Own

Everything Makes You Cry
Everything stops 
When death grabs your family
Words, smells, sounds, music, and laughter
Can make you cry.

Laughter comes back slowly.
Smiles make you feel guilty.
You do not eat, for your loved one no longer can.
You are on auto-pilot but....

You are also on hyper-alert, full out
Screaming, wailing, keening,
From one minute to the next.
Grief is like nothing else you will ever live through

Grief has a mind of her own.
She has her own brain.
She has her own ways to do things.
You are no longer in control.

Everyone else is going on with their lives.
Their today is the same as their yesterday.
Their life has not stopped. Yours has.
Give yourself time.

Everything makes you cry.
Grief has got you in your clutches.
The only way out of it is to help someone else.
I have spoken to many who always tell me this.

Not yet. You are not ready yet.
Grief still has you.
She is not letting you go any time soon.
Everything makes you cry; it is okay.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 3/13/2019 10:16:00 PM
Precisely as M.L. Kiser put it (dropdown). Best wishes, Gershon
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/14/2019 3:23:00 AM
Thank you. Grief is tough; so difficult to try to explain.
Date: 3/13/2019 7:02:00 PM
Your poem describes grief exactly Caren and even after ten years I still have my moments when a song or a memory brings tears to my eyes, but then we never really get over losing our love, we just learn to live with our grief. A beautiful, poignant write dear friend, that really pulled at my heartstrings in so many ways. Kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/14/2019 3:23:00 AM
Thank you Ann. Grief has a uniqueness that cannot be explained, it must be felt.
Date: 3/13/2019 2:02:00 AM
Well described, the power that grief has over one.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/13/2019 7:27:00 AM
Grief is something no one does well.