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Author Name: Freehnk903 8 Comments
Date Added: January 15, 2010 10:01:29 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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A time to grieve
How does one deal
With the pain and grief
When someone dear
Is taken from us like a thief
The initial instinct
Is to curl up and die
Then the grief eases
As time goes by
All you can do
Is the best that you can
When a loved one passes
It's hard to understand
Though pain is now
Etched upon your face
With the passing of time
A smile will take it's place
Until that time
Grieve as you must do
Remember through it all
I'll be here for you
Author's Notes:
Dear Cindy,
    I know how much you must be going through right now. I am deeply sorry for your loss, but know that I am here for you if you need me.
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Comment By: FreeErin on May 3, 2011 02:19:12 PM Report
so true ! love this write lost so many people in my life im practically numb
Comment By: FreeWide Awake on February 5, 2011 12:14:55 PM Report
That’s sweet Henry…you’re a dear heart; always there to lend a shoulder, ear or hand…

You’re right…in the moment when we’re dealing with such pain we lose all perspective.

It’s important to give ourselves time to grieve and also time to heal before making major decisions again.

Well expressed…I think you touched every important base there in the survival technique to apply when deeply grieved…

Maybe in a few months you’ll add a "turn to God for comfort, strength and support” to that poem…that’s the only thing I would add to your suggestions, myself.



Comment By: FreePamela A. Lamppa on January 22, 2010 01:20:29 PM Report
A wonderful and warm dedication my friend.  Grief is so personal and I wonder sometimes if we really get over it, or do we just get used to it?  *sigh*  I am still not used to it ...

Life is such a miracle,
with ups and downs along the way. 
But every heart song is quite lyrical
with something blessed to say. -

You are a kind soul Henry.  A very kind soul.  I loved this.  ~Pamela   @--->---

Comment By: FreeGlata on January 16, 2010 04:15:31 PM Report

Nice dedication to your friend...I am sure she is appreciative of your consideration and friendship.

my heart goes out to her during this time of loss and grief.

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on January 15, 2010 07:48:40 PM Report
We all lose the ones we love and we all wonder why..
But life is birth and death....
 You did a great job with your caring emotions..
Your a kind and warm hearted man.... Beautiful poem
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on January 15, 2010 01:06:14 PM Report
Such a caring poem and a realistic message. I extend my sympathy and understanding to Cindy. *hugz to you girl*



Comment By: FreeAndrew on January 15, 2010 12:00:32 PM Report
nice tribute to a dear friend - excellent job capturing the sympathies we feel for those we care about
Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on January 15, 2010 11:26:57 AM Report
Grieving is a process....we go through stages and finally find a place of peace in time. Friends are there to give us hope and encouragement and light the way with love and compassion.
How beautiful and sweet you are my dear friend. Truly, you show your sensitive and caring side to me on a daily basis....and even in your poetry. Thank you Henry. 



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