Thoughts on Grief XX

The only thing guaranteed

About life

Is change

Change in my life

Has been marked by

Sentinel events

In which I didn’t think

Survival was possible

1991 divorce

I survived and thrived

2004

My sister’s death

I learned how to grieve

and survived

2016

My parents’ deaths

I survived

2019

The death of my beloved

Grief continues

But I will go on

Each sentinel event

Brought winds of change

New planes of existence

Never forgetting the past

Lessons learned and

Weaving them into

My new normal

Like a butterfly in a

Cocoon

Growth takes time

Grief takes time

The timeline is different

For each individual

But make no mistake

Tears will always be

Just below the surface

Because love

Was present…

© Lisa M Preisler 6 August 2019

Published by lprslr

Navigating the river of grief while plugging the holes in the boat as I sail along...

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