Thoughts on Grief I

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,

reflect,

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

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