Blazes - Poem on Grief
Journey of Hearts
A Healing Place in CyberSpace
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
If the grief is to last a lifetime,
make it a lifetime of inspiration.
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 eyes
A grief that keeps the pain
and has no words
But increases the understanding…
There is a grief that breaks
and wounds the soul,
That lasts and lasts
and can shatter in a
But will inspire for
And another "reality check" on what
to do with what life does to you.
"None of us can help
the things life has done to us.
About the Author:
They're done before you
and once they're done
they make you do other
until at last
everything becomes between
and what you'd like to
and you have lost your
true self forever."
Laura is a poet from Australia.
She is also frequents the alt.support.grief newsgroup.
Last updated July 10, 1998
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