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

12-21-2009

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

danmartyjake1

12/21/2009

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

12-20-2009

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

danmartyjake1

12/20/2009

Thanks for your kind message.

dahlusion commented on Grief Abounds

12-17-2009

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.

danmartyjake1

12/20/2009

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

Rhymer commented on Grief Abounds

12-17-2009

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

danmartyjake1

12/20/2009

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

stellar commented on Grief Abounds

12-17-2009

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

danmartyjake1

12/20/2009

Thanks Stellar, I appreciate you reading it and commenting.

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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