Paul Warren

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Grief – On Hearing Bad News - Poem by Paul Warren

Just today a friend phoned to say
His partner had cancer and needed treatment straight away
What do you say to such devastating news?
It is certainly a situation that no-one would choose

Just a moment in time that can be wordless
What words can make it better in this mess?
Except I hope it is not worse than you could think
And that she will get well and not be brought to the brink.

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: grief

Form: Prose Poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

What can you say to make it better - nothing.

Comments about Grief – On Hearing Bad News by Paul Warren

  • Lyn Paul (9/18/2015 12:56:00 AM)


    Sadly I too am experiencing grief yet of a loved one who has taken her journey. But now I am no longer a part of that family I am un important when it was I who cared so much more.

    With your bad news Paul there are so many amazing stories of survival. The most important thing is to keep in touch and be there for support. Thank you
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  • Rajnish Manga (9/17/2015 11:53:00 PM)


    No body can do anything than to ensure a prompt and the best available treatment along with sincerest prayers for a quick recovery of the patient. This makes a lot of difference:
    And that she will get well and not be brought to the brink.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 17, 2015



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