Pixaby: Karen Nadine

I welcome this thing called grief.

If grieving is present,

great love existed.

Would I grieve the loss of a stranger?

Probably not.

But grieving a loved ones loss

provides the opportunity

to remember,


and learn.

When a memory is triggered,

more come like a flood.

Sometimes they

are accompanied by tears

and others bring smiles.

Each memory brings my love

back in my heart and mind

as though he hasn’t left.

I miss him.

I scream.

Often I swear.

Then sometimes I laugh.

When emotions settle

I reflect on

my Love’s good characteristics

and how they helped me grow

into the person I am today.

After the tears subside

(until the next time)

and breath is possible,

I remember that I am strong.

I am capable.

I will go on.

Eventually will be okay,

but I will never forget.

© Lisa P 13 July 2019

3 comments on “Thoughts on Grief I

  1. Pingback: Some of my Favorite Posts: – Grief to Beautiful Sorrow

  2. Pingback: The Power of Love II – Grief to Beautiful Sorrow

  3. Pingback: Reflecting- Thoughts on Grief XXXVI – Grief to Beautiful Sorrow

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: