What To Do With Grief

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  1. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    With the passing of a member recently, and the sadness I felt, I am reminded of many of the people I have lost. To them, I wrote this poem:

    Today, I will try a little harder.
    I will smile a little wider.
    And act a little kinder.

    Today, I will talk a little softer.
    I will listen a little better.
    And think a little longer.

    Today, I will be a little nobler.
    I will give a little fuller.
    And understand a little broader.

    In your memory,
    I will live a little richer.
    I will trust a little deeper.
    And be more complete
  2. DarknessSurroundsMe

    DarknessSurroundsMe Well-Known Member

    That is beautiful hun.
  3. Butterfly

    Butterfly Sim Addict Staff Alumni SF Author SF Supporter

    Beautiful poem hun. Thank you for sharing.
  4. MoAnamCara

    MoAnamCara SF Artist

    Tears.... Thank you for sharing.
  5. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    Beautiful and from the heart. Thank you. I needed that and it helped. :hug:
  6. TJ

    TJ Staff Alumni

    thank You J much needed
  7. ThornThatNeverHeals

    ThornThatNeverHeals Well-Known Member

    i really needed this... thanks so much
  8. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

  9. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    I also needed to do something with what I felt...thank you all so much for being so kind and so gracious..and if only for a moment, I am glad it helped...and for me, I will try harder
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  10. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Today is the 20th year anniversary of the memorial for my best friend

    I heard your voice today
    I turned around
    and of course you were not there.

    I still have not learned
    most of the things
    you tried to teach me.

    that is why
    I am still alive.
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  11. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Saturday Afternoon

    What was my favorite time of the week
    is now the one I try to ignore.
    Four o'clock,
    walking down Sixth Avenue,
    telling each other coded messages
    in the card store.

    What does one do
    with the rest of your life,
    when you know the love
    you had?

    How does one
    find happiness again,
    when feeling
    so sad?
  12. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

    sending you :hug: :hug: of comfort sadeyes...
  13. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Thanks, IV...wishing you peace as well to fill the cracks in a broken heart...although differing circumstances, know the pain too well
  14. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    I Wish You Were Here

    I have a secret to tell
    and no one to tell it to.
    I wish you were here.

    I have a song in my head
    and I cannot remember the rest.
    I wish you were here.

    I have an ache in my heart
    that tears me apart.
    I wish you were here.

    I am lost and alone
    stumbling on my own.
    I wish you were here.
  15. MoAnamCara

    MoAnamCara SF Artist

    :arms: I am sorry.
  16. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Thanks, Mo...I am sure you know how this feels...heard a song on a commercial today which was one of his favs and it reminded me of how much I miss him...hope you are OK
  17. Perhapsa3

    Perhapsa3 Well-Known Member

    I know this poem.
  18. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

    a wonderful poem Sadeyes..so appropriate for so many of us
  19. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Thank you both so much, and I am so sorry others can relate as well...here's to a fuller heart!
  20. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Today, is the day we met more than 20 years ago...I still go to call you sometimes...I think I always will...two weeks before my angel died, we were at a restaurant, talking about what kind of an old lady I was going to be, and how, if I was ever found with blue hair or in unmatched clothes, he had to promise me that he would do something about it immediately!

    Sitting in front of the fireplace,
    imagining growing old
    little did I know that night
    it would be
    the last time I felt whole.
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