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Grief - Loss of a loved one

Updated on June 4, 2015

Grief is like a mighty ocean
In the midst of a raging storm
merciless waves of pain unleashed
No sign of loving reform

It is like a fog of depression
that threatens to never lift.
Akin to the clouds of despair
that sends all joy adrift

The pain threatens to burst
Into torrential flood of tears
A depth of sorrow with no end
or so it seems in your fears

But just as nature has cycles,
So too does your emotional state
Lurking in the shadows of grief
Happiness patiently waits

For the mighty ocean to quiet
and emit new waves of love
To subtly caress your tortured mind
and heal your pain thereof

Clouds of despair will dissipate
Revealing magical rays of peace.
Dense fog then lifts accordingly
Giving grief its final release

Cradled by the memory of love
Etched forever in your heart
although you lost love physically
Loves spirit does not depart

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      Shuuta 

      3 years ago

      Thanks so much Bec, it's always so cool to find felolw kiwi bloggers I have been over to check out your blog and WOW!! Brilliant job, your very clever and what stunning art work, I look forward to seeing more and I can't wait to have a go at making your vintage paper Christmas wreath

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      Jamesha 

      3 years ago

      I appreciate your kind and geeruons advice a lot!. I have been trying it hardly and did not get those amazing results!. It is nice to see that you got my comment in a good way!God bless you!VA:F [1.9.10_1130]please wait VA:F [1.9.10_1130](from 0 votes)

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      pennyofheaven 

      5 years ago from New Zealand

      I absolutely agree with you.

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      Richard Kane 

      6 years ago from Oakland CA

      Beautiful! Shows the movement that happens when you don't move in and live in that negative space. As I share at my AA meetings; I am going to get angry, feel resentment, depression etc.; it's part of the human experience. I don't have to move in and live there anymore, I can acknowledge it, accept it and move through it.

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      pennyofheaven 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Thank you LaThing I am glad you enjoyed it!

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      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      This is beautiful! Such vivid picture of grief with happiness on the horizon! Enjoyed it very much, voting up and beautiful!

    • pennyofheaven profile imageAUTHOR

      pennyofheaven 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Thank you kumar glad you could stop in and leave your kind comments.

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      kumar24894 

      6 years ago from Fuck of HUBPAGES

      Awesome poem and true one. keep sharing.

    • pennyofheaven profile imageAUTHOR

      pennyofheaven 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Thank you fp! Glad you could stop by.

    • pennyofheaven profile imageAUTHOR

      pennyofheaven 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Thank you fp! Glad you could stop by.

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      fjpteach 

      6 years ago from Humble, TX

      (sniffles and wipes away a tear) Beautiful! Very good description of what it feels like to grieve the loss of love. Thank you and happy writing pennyofheaven!

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      pennyofheaven 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      I had never heard of Peter Gabriel and checked it out. Beautiful and sad song. Thanks for stopping in and the votes.

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      laurenewcomb 

      6 years ago from California

      Wow... this evokes strong emotions, and it reminds me of Peter Gabriel's beautiful song, "I Grieve." Thanks for this! Voted up and awesome!

    • pennyofheaven profile imageAUTHOR

      pennyofheaven 

      7 years ago from New Zealand

      Hi my sister: Unending ....I do like that description. Very apt! Thank you!

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      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      This is a wonderful expression of grief at a stage that is most kind to our spirits. The life affirming part and the unending circle of love. Namaste my friend.

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      pennyofheaven 

      7 years ago from New Zealand

      Indeed it is FloBe. It often feels that way at the time and I do agree time is the best healer!

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      Flo Belanger 

      7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your poem describes this topic wonderfully. I lost someone and wondered if the hurt would ever stop tearing me apart, but over the years it lessened. Now I have just sweet memories of the person and our times together but none of the pain. I guess time is the best healer of grief!

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      pennyofheaven 

      7 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks Mickey!

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      "Although I lost love physically, Loves spirit did not depart." Very nice indeed. God bless pennyofheaven.

    • pennyofheaven profile imageAUTHOR

      pennyofheaven 

      7 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks so much for your kind comments. A gift you also possess from reading your hubs which I enjoy.

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      saddlerider1 

      7 years ago

      You have a gift, now continue to write in here the Hubs and show your brilliant talent. I am moved by your pen and thoughts as you weave with magic each verse, entwined with this lovely piece before me with gratitude and delight. Bravo my friend, very well done.

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      pennyofheaven 

      7 years ago from New Zealand

      Thank you. Yours are too I might add

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      Nayothara 

      7 years ago

      Awesome, Keep writing, your thoughts are BEAUTIFUL.

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