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Reflections on Grief - V

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suthern
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0 posted 06-29-2004 12:35 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for suthern

Again and Again

Grief is resolute

Ululations of agony
Do nothing to deter its course
It is deaf to wails

No matter how often
This heartless bore
Has walked with us before
It permits no respite
But elbows in
An opportunistic parasite
Sitting on our shoulders
It turns feet into lead

Suffering is its calling card

It tosses future plans
Into cyclones of disbelief
Anticipation is merely chaff
Settling out of reach
As poignant cries of why
Echo into a universe
That gives no answers

Its path is inexplicable

Unbearably familiar
It is different with each visit
But never welcomed
Except by the few
It has managed to convince
Pain is all that’s left to feel
To prove they’re real

Churlish, inconsiderate
It can only be avoided
By those who never care

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1 posted 06-29-2004 12:41 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

*nodding*

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2 posted 06-29-2004 12:43 PM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

....and of course while I'm glad you decided to post these, know also that they make me sad....because this insight could only come from experience.

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3 posted 06-29-2004 12:47 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Yes..this is what it does to one.
I have felt this iind of pain...over and over.
Hugs~
suthern
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4 posted 06-29-2004 05:31 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

PS: Thank you! *S*

Ratleader: I would spare you sadness, my friend... but we both know you're right. *S* I'm not sure 4 and 6 would have emerged if I hadn't been assured the words still had quality... Thank you so very much!!

Enchantress: I'm so sorry you know this fiend so well... Big hugs and many thanks!!

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5 posted 06-29-2004 07:13 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Unbearably familiar
It is different with each visit
-----------------------------------

those lines encompass it all too well...

and the title............

well, in light of the loss toll since Thanksgiving...

*sigh*


yes.... I know, you know..  
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6 posted 06-29-2004 07:15 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

"It can only be avoided by those who do not care."

The last great line to a great poem; deserving lauds.  *smile*
suthern
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7 posted 07-02-2004 09:54 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

JM: Yes... exactly... that title makes answering the phone a thing to fear. *S* Thank you very much!!! *S*

iliana: You chose one of my favorite lines... to be one grief cannot touch is reason to grieve. *S* Thank you very much!!

Many thanks to Ratleader for tightening this up... if I've grown as a poet, I owe it to your willingness to teach. *S*
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8 posted 07-06-2004 02:16 PM       View Profile for jellybeans   Email jellybeans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jellybeans

will ditto my last comment and bump this up top where it should be
LeeJ
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It tosses future plans
Into cyclones of disbelief
Anticipation is merely chaff
Settling out of reach
As poignant cries of why
Echo into a universe
That gives no answers


most certainly does...
and for once I don't know what to say except
my heart and prayers are with you.

suthern
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10 posted 07-07-2004 04:10 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

jellybeans: your approval means so much to me... thank you, my friend. *S*

Lee: I can't think of a nicer reply... Thank you so very much! *S*
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I enjoy your poems

ARCTIC WIND
 
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