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For Grief - Poem by John O'Donohue

When you lose someone you love,
Your life becomes strange,
The ground beneath you becomes fragile,
Your thoughts make your eyes unsure;
And some dead echo drags your voice down
Where words have no confidence
Your heart has grown heavy with loss;
And though this loss has wounded others too,
No one knows what has been taken from you
When the silence of absence deepens.

Flickers of guilt kindle regret
For all that was left unsaid or undone.

There are days when you wake up happy;
Again inside the fullness of life,
Until the moment breaks
And you are thrown back
Onto the black tide of loss.
Days when you have your heart back,
You are able to function well
Until in the middle of work or encounter,
Suddenly with no warning,
You are ambushed by grief.

It becomes hard to trust yourself.
All you can depend on now is that
Sorrow will remain faithful to itself.
More than you, it knows its way
And will find the right time
To pull and pull the rope of grief
Until that coiled hill of tears
Has reduced to its last drop.

Gradually, you will learn acquaintance
With the invisible form of your departed;
And when the work of grief is done,
The wound of loss will heal
And you will have learned
To wean your eyes
From that gap in the air
And be able to enter the hearth
In your soul where your loved one
Has awaited your return
All the time.


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Poems About Loss

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  2. 2. Warning , Morgan Michaels
  3. 3. An Ugly Suicide , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  4. 4. No Loss To The Dead , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  5. 5. In A Big Loss , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  6. 6. Directions , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  7. 7. Act Of Contrition , Justin Reamer
  8. 8. Big Loss , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  9. 9. My Feelings Are Always Hurt , Rohit Sapra
  10. 10. Reliefs And Burdens , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  11. 11. The Diseased Have No Loss. , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  12. 12. Loss Is Sustained , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  13. 13. It Does Seem A Very Hard Thing To Explain , Francis Duggan
  14. 14. Loss Of History , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  15. 15. Women's Individuality , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  16. 16. Profit And Loss , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  17. 17. Still Mountain Air , Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  18. 18. No Rebirths , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  19. 19. Their Football Team To Them Important , Francis Duggan
  20. 20. To Debby On The Death Of Her Dad , Francis Duggan
  21. 21. Release Those Imprisoned Exiles , Francis Duggan
  22. 22. Passing Of Things , Bob Gotti
  23. 23. The Gain Of The Birth , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  24. 24. In Paying Homage To The Loss , RIC S. BASTASA
  25. 25. A Certain Loss , RIC S. BASTASA
  26. 26. Rob Rowley's Billy Goat , Francis Duggan
  27. 27. Sandrine Sonnet Cycle 2005 Copy I - Lxx , Jonathan ROBIN
  28. 28. Repentance And Credit , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  29. 29. Presentation Is Beautiful , gajanan mishra
  30. 30. Loss Of A Home , Ace Of Black Hearts
  31. 31. Unworthy Light , Crimson Love
  32. 32. Loss , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  33. 33. Rear Story , SALINI NAIR
  34. 34. Silent Losing , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  35. 35. Loss Of Something , Is It Poetry
  36. 36. Larger Than Life-Size , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  37. 37. To Thank God , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  38. 38. Death And Loss , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  39. 39. Give It Up White Boy Ii Xx Xxx Xx .. , Lee Mack
  40. 40. Desire Not Fulfilled , gajanan mishra
  41. 41. On Hearing That Matt Duggan's Son Chris .. , Francis Duggan
  42. 42. The Usual Afternoon , RIC S. BASTASA
  43. 43. Rain Again , otteri selvakumar
  44. 44. Mind Over Matter , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  45. 45. Loss , Edwina Reizer
  46. 46. Why Did This Have To Happen To Me Lord? , Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  47. 47. Continuing To Love , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  48. 48. Loss , Melvina Germain
  49. 49. Lovely Bread , SALINI NAIR
  50. 50. Who Knows Its Pain? , SALINI NAIR
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