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STEPS OF GRIEF

Grief lasts for a little while. Its hurt does beguile. Nightmare’s fog released, ‘where am I’ A torrential fracture of the sky. Indeed the steps, you can’t deny, as you’re not ready to say goodbye. You still feel the hand you held Now two minds of loved ones meld. Denial is a named storm, thunder and lightning forms. The rain will not abate — racehorse is out of the gate. Anger crosswinds erupt. Sirocco cursings abrupt. The perpetrator served on a platter. Onto anyone in the way it will splatter. Bargaining, a gutteral plea for a sign. Oft comes from grieved with a deadline, sans stopping to smell the flowers, though abounding with blessing’s showers. Depression though butterflies flit about, scents and does appear with shouts, the grieved only wants to hold her or him — the unending longing for a loved one is grim. Acceptance, in mind-numbing closure, can’t think too hard…maintains composure. One can talk about him or her with smile The truly hopeful believe in a meanwhile… Heaven is truly the last step of grief. It is the only appeasement that brings relief. 12/10/2021

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Date: 12/17/2021 8:25:00 AM
There are so many stages; I think at least sixteen; but each is painful.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/17/2021 12:17:00 PM
So there are more…
Date: 12/12/2021 9:39:00 AM
Grief comes in different guises, but at least we can rely on the fact that eventually eternal peace awaits. ~ Regards // paul
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/12/2021 10:58:00 AM
Yes, it does. Thank you, Paul!
Date: 12/12/2021 7:04:00 AM
heartfelt write, my friend - & so true
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/12/2021 10:58:00 AM
Thank you, Jack!
Date: 12/10/2021 5:57:00 PM
Thank you for your heartfelt poem about the steps of grieve, Kim. Peace be with you during this Christmas season. Your friend, Bill Hugs for you.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/10/2021 9:20:00 PM
Thank you, Bill!
Date: 12/10/2021 9:16:00 AM
So true, Kim. I think I'll stop grieving when I die. I have one consolation. Occasionally I find some problem and I pray to Jesus and invoke my wife for help. I always find a solution. Hugs
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/10/2021 1:08:00 PM
I’m so glad you find solace. God knows we talk to our loved ones in the hereafter:)
Date: 12/10/2021 9:06:00 AM
Heya Kim, I visited the cemetery earlier, would have been my mother’s birthday today, your poem is very apt, your poem describes the steps of grief quite starkly, and your last step, is quite heartwarming for many, cheers David
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David Kavanagh
Date: 12/10/2021 1:29:00 PM
Thank you so much Kim, where else can good moms go?
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/10/2021 1:09:00 PM
Thank you, David…sending you a consoling hug. After our moms pass away we look for a temporary substitute until we see them again. Happy Birthday to your mom in heaven.