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Weathering Grief

Shock hits my heart like a bolt of lightning.
Then the tears fall, heavy rain from the storm cloud above my head.

The same questions; Why? Why? Why?
Guilt hits me, stinging my skin like hailstones.

Then anger comes. Like a tornado. I am engulfed inside this rotating column that twists and spins uncontrollably.

Slowly the freezing fog of depression envelops me. It reduces my visibility on life. I can't see a way forward anymore.

Eventually time brings a thaw. I see bursts of beauty between the showers. The rainbow brings its pot of gold, full of loving memories of you.

The sun begins to shine again, bringing acceptance and hope for the future. Its warmth is my connection to you.

As the seasons pass I still have days when the snow falls cold and silently around me. Or like a breeze you blow your memories over me, softly reminding me you are still here.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 6/20/2017 9:26:00 AM
Elizabeth, very poignant! I thank you for your comments on my poems. I can certainly identify with the words you put together. For whom was this written about?
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 6/20/2017 12:09:00 PM
It was actually written about my brother in law who committed suicide, but a dear friend also passed from cancer last year and the words reminded me that it does get easier.
Date: 4/2/2017 11:10:00 AM
Grief takes its time; it is different for each one. You have expressed your thoughts and emotions well.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 4/2/2017 1:14:00 PM
Thank you David, you are so right, grief is a different journey for each of us.
Date: 3/7/2017 7:22:00 AM
A very moving poem Elizabeth ,you can feel the emotion in it ,well done Elizabeth
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 3/7/2017 5:26:00 PM
Thanks Jennie for commenting.
Date: 2/8/2017 11:40:00 AM
WOW - what a particularly beautiful emotive piece! It flows so wonderfully from your talented pen! BRAVO, Elizabeth and of course a 7 in my books! Pandita
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 2/8/2017 12:08:00 PM
Thank you so much for visiting my poems and for commenting, and of course thanks for the 7.
Date: 2/4/2017 2:42:00 PM
I have read this poem numerous times, I think this is so well written Elizabeth and is definitely going into my favourites.
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Date: 2/4/2017 3:32:00 PM
Thank you so much for your comments. I had this going around my head in the night so had to get up and put pen to paper.