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Poem - Grief to last a Lifetime
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I first saw this quote on the alt.support.grief
news group and found it to capture the essence of grief, both its pain
and it's power to inspire. We have all seen examples of what great works
can happen out of a grief response. Perhaps the most well-known is the
M.A.D.D. organization. If the grief is to last a lifetime, make it a lifetime
This quote was originally titled
'Untitled,' but due to the need for search engines to find a title and
cataloging, we had to call it something.
There is a grief that ages the
face and hardens the heart
A grief that casts shadows on the
A grief that keeps the pain
and has no words
But increases the understanding…
There is a grief that breaks the
heart and wounds the soul,
That lasts and lasts and can
shatter in a minute,
And another "reality check" on what
to do with what life does to you.
But will inspire for a lifetime.
About the Author:
"None of us can help the things
life has done to us.
They're done before you realise
and once they're done
they make you do other things,
until at last
everything becomes between you
and what you'd like to be,
and you have lost your true
- Eugene O'Neill
Laura is a poet from Australia.
She is also frequents the alt.support.grief newsgroup.
Last updated July 24, 1998
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