A Poem for Anyone Grieving 8/20/22

Robbie at the Houston Science Museum 8/20/17

I am sharing someone else’s poem today because it is very true of anyone grieving. There is this never ending grief going on in the background of my life, which doesn’t mean I am not living and working, but it does impact every area of my life as I carry Robbie in my heart everywhere I go. ❤️

© Donna Ashworth Words

You Don’t Just Lose Someone Once —
You lose them over and over,
sometimes many times a day.
When the loss, momentarily forgotten,
creeps up,
and attacks you from behind.
Fresh waves of grief as the realisation hits home,
they are gone.
Again.

You don’t just lose someone once,
you lose them every time you open your eyes to a new dawn,
and as you awaken,
so does your memory,
so does the jolting bolt of lightning that rips into your heart,
they are gone.
Again.

Losing someone is a journey,
not a one-off.
There is no end to the loss,
there is only a learned skill on how to stay afloat,
when it washes over.

Be kind to those who are sailing this stormy sea,
they have a journey ahead of them,
and a daily shock to the system each time they realise,
they are gone,
Again.

You don’t just lose someone once,
you lose them every day,

for a lifetime.

© Donna Ashworth Words

“You Are the Mother of All Mothers: A Message of Hope for the Grieving Heart” © 2014 Angela Miller

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Pam Harris says:

    Lovely poem… and so true… 💙💙💙

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Pam ❤️

      Like

  2. Julia says:

    It is so true.

    Like

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