Grief Abounds


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Tom has been gone almost 2 years and the world has never been the same since his passing.

Grief Abounds

Grief Abounds


Grief and sadness abounds this place

When joy and gladness should take its place

Honor in all things that were done

Inscribed above upon the stone

Raised stones for some and flat for others

Dads, Sons, Daughters, Mothers

Unspeakable losses born in their wake

Chimes in the wind echo their names

As each holiday comes to call

Relatives pause to remember all

The emotions swell warm and sweet

Sadness profound and complete


-M. Jacobs

(For Tom)

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ginga commented on Grief Abounds


jake, A tough poem for me cause it brings back that grief but still a worthwhile and memorial write worth reflecting on. ty for remembering our loved ones of yore. ginga



I think it brings back some grief for everyone who reads it. It's better to feel it than to keep it bottled up inside ourselves. Thanks for your kindness.

knight4696 commented on Grief Abounds


Marion - This is do deep and full of sadness. An awesome write my friend! :) Ken



Thanks for your kind message.

dahlusion commented on Grief Abounds


Tom is astral-reading this as I write and as you read this comment. Along the life-line of Divine Energy—yours, mine, his—he is dancing to the down-beat of each syllable, moving trance-like to each verb, and absorbing each thought you have of him. You are the source of his happiness.



Dahlusion, YOur kind words are very soothing. Thank You.

Rhymer commented on Grief Abounds


Excellent write full of emotions, and congratulations on winning the weeks poetry contest. A well deserved recognition of your work. 10 from me



Thank You, Rhymer! Thanks for reading it and your kind words of praise.

stellar commented on Grief Abounds


AHhh...This is so wonderfully sad...Brings bittersweet nostalgia as I read this...^_^ v



Thanks Stellar, I appreciate you reading it and commenting.

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