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Grief Passages Rewritten

Grief Passages Rewritten Shards of shame lay splintered in unresolved pieces ~ Bits of crystal if only intentions not repairable Minutes of I wish regret unreachable, not revived ~ Lifeless echoes sighing with no resuscitation In a whirlwind tornados uproot shallow graves ~ Screams at the unknowable why unanswered Yeah but excuses expletives and bargains with denial ~ Blank face of truth paces - bound restless essence A star at midnight, maybe, a wishing star bends down in prayer ~ Points to the northern light always there Could it be time makes a way ascending from ashes of stone ~ Grace has its own mission - acceptance 4-23-21 Contest: Grief in twelve Lines Sponsor: Line Gauthier

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Date: 4/28/2021 3:34:00 PM
Hi Sam back to you with my congratulations on your great win, I predicted this:) Have a great evening, best regards
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/30/2021 9:37:00 AM
Thank you Lasaad! You were right :) Your first message gave me hope. This process of grieving is so important for the health of our spiritual journey. I wanted to illustrate it as best as I could. I so appreciate your always thoughtful words and visits! Blessings to you!
Date: 4/28/2021 2:34:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Sam, it’s a wonderful take on the subject of grief... Belle
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/30/2021 9:31:00 AM
Many thanks and much gratitude for your congratulations and gracious message, Belle. I truly appreciate both! Hard subject but, while acknowledging loss, I wanted to highlight the acceptance at the end of the journey. Hope you are well. Sending you blessings!
Date: 4/27/2021 7:10:00 PM
This is beautiful and well written, good luck in the contest.
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Date: 4/30/2021 9:28:00 AM
Thank you so much Funom! Grief is such an expansive subject to cover in twelve lines. I am so glad you liked this piece. So grateful for your visit. Hope you are well. Blessings to you!
Date: 4/27/2021 8:23:00 AM
Yes one has to go through the steps of grieving so that we can accept but never forget. One of the emotions in life which is certain and inevitable. Such a beautifully true and sad acceptance but absolutely necessary, so that one can continue with their life. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/30/2021 9:25:00 AM
You are so right dear friend! Over the past year grief has hung over our world like a shroud invading every part of life. This was such a timely theme. A wonderful opportunity to explore this process. Hope you are well as you come into your Holy Week celebration of Easter! Hugs and blessings!
Date: 4/26/2021 11:05:00 PM
You have done well describing the stages of grief. You made good use of your twelve lines. Blessings Rick.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/30/2021 9:20:00 AM
Richard, thank you so much! We grieve so many losses in life. I wanted to acknowledge loss yet highlight the process God has given us out of grief. We all know those who get stuck in one of the states but we also know those who have reached acceptance. Always grateful for your perceptive and thoughtful messages! Blessings to you!
Date: 4/24/2021 3:39:00 AM
Powerful and profound writing, my friend Sam. Good luck. Blessings and stay safe!
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/24/2021 10:21:00 AM
Thank you so much my dear friend! I so appreciate your visit. Your message is very inspiring and motivating. I wanted to highlight the stages of grieving and end with acceptance - not get stuck in one of the stages of this tough journey as we are grieving so much at the present time. The stages of grieving do offer us a way back home. Many blessings to you!
Date: 4/23/2021 8:46:00 PM
Very well penned verses, Sam, good luck in the contest, with my best regards
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/24/2021 10:27:00 AM
Lasaad, many thanks for your gracious message. I am so happy you liked this poem. Grief is a difficult subject and so many are grieving loss at this time in history! Thank you for your visit. It was uplifting! All the best.
Date: 4/23/2021 6:00:00 PM
Great job Sam. Good luck in the contest.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/24/2021 10:22:00 AM
Thank you so much Caren. Your messages always mean so much to me.! All the best. Blessings to you!