SAL (1946 / Dunedin New Zealand)

Grief

Grief,
the resounding echo
to one’s new reality.
Existing in time,
without part of one’s heart;
on the edge of self pity.

Grief,
the resounding echo
feeling, so surreal
Existing in time,
without part of one’s heart;
pain, deep, unable to feel.

Grief,
the resounding echo
tolerating days,
Existing in time
without part of one’s heart;
the mistake for which one pays.

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Susan, this poem was perfect and brought me to tears unlike others on Poemhunter. I’m going to read it at my sister’s celebration of life. It is true, one does pay for caring. Thank you.
Grief marvelously defined in different of it's hues and origins. Heartiest Congrats for it's POD too.
The expression is just amazing. One doesn't mind the recurring sound of a few words in view of their emotional impact. Thanks a lot and Congrats on your being the Poet Of The Day today.
Yeah, every one has to experience it at sometimes in life. Seems you too have gone through much. Nicely penned.
Grief, Existing in time! And, hard to rid of it! That's grief!
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