Grieve ...but Not for Me.......

I did not leave .....I am all around you
among you
I did not die ...I am simply vaporous
as is the rain around you
and in the air you breath
Yes in fact I am within you even
now
Did you think that because of death
I could be no more?
That every ounce of love every moment
of life just passes away .....gone
No
No!
What once was...... is all powerful
My smile and laugh
the tears and anger too
My love softened flesh
my crooked smile
Not in the eternity
it took to pass
Nor in the swiftest moment of my demise
I am right here ........
And I will always be .......
Grieve if you will
but not for me

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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida

It is a battle. Grief knows no logic.

I enjoyed your poem, thank you.


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

This is a very beautiful poem that expresses so well, the eternal essence of spirit. What I particularly loved is the fact that this is not 'airy fairy' I think you have captured the real essence of spirit. For some this could simply mean that everything that surrounds them contains the essence of those who have once been. For many others the essence of their spirit goes beyond that, but they retain the essentials of the person they were.

I have bookmarked this as a favourite and also 'tweeted' it to my sisters - hope you don't mind? I know they will love this! Voted up + awesome + beautiful!


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Leaderofmany 4 years ago from Back Home in Indiana

I really enjoyed this poem, I grief for my grandmother still and this helps me to remember she is all around me.


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AndreaSWilson 4 years ago from Bel Air, MD

This came to my attention at just right time- thank you! Your words are healing & comforting!


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K. Burns Darling 4 years ago from Orange County, California

Perhaps it is because my father's death is so recent, or because we as a family have lost so much this past year with the passing also of my sister's father-in-law and my god-mother, but this lovely work struck such a chord with me that I had to re-read it several times, and now find that I am compelled to bookmark it, and share it with my FACEBOOK friends... A truly lovely and inspiring work with an abundance of deeply felt emotion. Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful.


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K. Burns Darling 4 years ago from Orange County, California

Maybe it is because my father's passing is so recent, or because my family as lost so much this year, not only with the passing of my dad, but with the passing of my brother-in-law, my sister's father in-law, and my god-mother as well, but the simple eloquence of this poem touched me deeply, its gentle reminder that life and love do go on, even when we are separated by death from those whom we love, causing me to re-read it several times, and compelling me to bookmark it for myself, and to share it with my FACEBOOK friends as well. Well done! Voted up, useful, awesome, and beautiful.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

A Beautiful piece of Poetry...a little sad, quite poignant..."Grieve if you will, but not for me"...sums it up perfectly.


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

We wonder about this, don't we?

But if Heaven is bliss, perhaps the departed are unaware of the continuing sins and troubles of those left behind.

One day, we will know.

Beautiful work. Voted up.


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

A powerful voice, a powerful direction. A message from the other side with such conviction. A message for many to listen, absorb and heed, then heal. You know those tears I was telling you about, Ed, well they are falling freely now.


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arusho 4 years ago from University Place, Wa.

very nice


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana

Awesome and beautiful. I am comforted by your poetry.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Moms Secret , thank you for dropping by!.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Seeker 7 You my friend, are more than welcome to share this ! Thank you for stopping in and reading!....:-}


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Great poem. Even if we have no physical proof we should keep on believing.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Leaderofmany , Yes she is always there ! Inside and outside of you!......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

AndreaSWilson, I am glad that this touched you ! I am finally good at my timing !lol.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Kburnsdarling, I am glad that this touches you , please yes! print it out and carry it in your purse if you wish , thank you for sharing!.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

BMalin , Yes Thats me ,a little sad and poignant..lol....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Will Starr, umm, thats something to ponder now ! I hope thats true , they know not the grief that they leave here on earth. It would only be fitting!....:-} Nice thought!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Fennelseed , If I were right near you I would hug those tears dry and away, Perhaps what WillStar says is true . That Dale feels no grief , no pain or sadness , what a lovely thought , My thoughts are with you ,though we know each other not ,we share something strong! Bless you Fennelseed my friend!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Arusho , Thank you my dear !.......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Sweetheartstwo, I am greatful to "touch" so many ! thank you......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

GypsyRoseLee , thats called faith my dear!....Yes we will!.....:-}


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Such a beautiful, transcendantal piece. I love it. Just beautiful!


daddysgirl 4 years ago

You better haunt every minute of every day....Love you lots!!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Tammy, thank you so much , it feels great to share with so many that can use this !.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Yes my girl , you know I will. Even when you can't listen , or share ,or are too busy with this life , I will be there !oxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoox:-}


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ladyjojo 4 years ago

Hmmm a sister from my church passed away yesterday so SAD. After much pains and sufferings. We grieve yes but we know and believe that she is in better place and soon too we shall join her.

While we are yet mortals we will grieve ;)

I LOVE YOUR PIC IN THE HUB. Self shoot? i do self shoots of nature have some beautiful ones


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

LadyJojo...Yes it is sad for all of us , but for them? Heaven! Sorry about your friend!.....Yes I take almost all of my own shots as do YOU!......:-}


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ladyjojo 4 years ago

Wondeful you living near a creek or something?


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Jojo, Yes I live within hundrends of rivers ,streams, ponds and lakes.How bout you?.....:-} Makes for great photo's


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

reminds me that life on earth is transient, but the soul is eternal...thank you for the wisdom...


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Raciniwa, I believe that is true , we should all keep that within in our hearts! Thank you .....:-}


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Wow...beautiful wordings ahorseback.

There was so much depth in it yet struck with reality. I lost my dad a year back and it was like he's talking to me in that language.

Voted way up as awesome and beautiful.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Ruchira, Thank you -my new friend !,and yes He is! ....:-}

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