And When Grief Comes Poem by Doris Cornago

And When Grief Comes

Rating: 5.0


Just when you feel perfect, got it all
You're scot free, inconsequential
Matters don't touch, discomfort
Irks, upset you, need no one
Here it comes, unfamiliar
Loving is frightening
It makes you hope
Beyond hoping
And when
Grief
Comes
Heartbreaking
Defeat stuns, makes
You want to give up, but
No, love reaches out touching
You, and you come in again, fearful
Of nothing, grateful for the company of those
Who love you beyond defeat, beyond fear, or death


For all who's frightened of loving a friend...

And When Grief Comes
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: sacrifice,hope,love and friendship,love and life,mission
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Love is the willingness to lay down your life for your friends. I did not understand this at first, but when I was confronted with this choice, I knew then what love truly meant. The highest requirement for love is the willingness to put your friend‘s happiness before your own, simple as that. If you have such a self-effacing friend, you can defy the whole world.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Subhas Chandra Chakra 08 May 2018

Wow Doris, such a great poem with overwhelming praise of love for the true friendship. Thanks for the sharing. Congratulations for being picked as the member poem of the day.

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deborrahcornago 08 May 2018

My pleasure, Subhas, thank you. :)

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Britte Ninad 21 May 2018

nice words- love reaches out touching You, and you come in again, fearful Of nothing, nice 10+++++

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Bharati Nayak 09 May 2018

Defeat stuns, makes You want to give up, but No, love reaches out touching You, and you come in again, fearful Of nothing, grateful for the company of those Who love you beyond defeat, beyond fear, or death - - - - - - -A wonderful poem of love.Love conquers fear.Love gives strength in difficult circumstances. Congratulations for Poem of the Day! !

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Doris Cornago 01 March 2022

Thank you for liking the poem. I've placed my heart on it.

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Doris Cornago 08 May 2018

The responses were overwhelming, more so, the generous reflections on the poem. This is true friendship among poets. May we never run out of poems to lavish on one another. For this poetic flush, I have my own true friend to thank, forgiving those days when I'm crabby and unpoetic in satiric prose.

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Richard Wlodarski 08 May 2018

To lay down your life for a true friend! Both the definition of a true friend and true love. Eloquently depicted in this excellent poem. Doris, Congratulations on a very well deserved Poem Of The Day!

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Doris Cornago 01 March 2022

Thank you for the appreciation. You make me know someone hears out there, through time.

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Raj Swami 08 May 2018

Wow Superb I give 10 votes

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Doris Cornago 01 March 2022

Thank you for your superb voting. : )

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