This is Grief: A Poem for Grieving Hearts
It’s been 3 months since my cousin, my first best friend, unexpectedly passed away. Needless to say, this has been the hardest 3 months of my life. Some days are darker than others. The poem that I’m going to share in this post was written on a pitch-black day. Outside of a couple of close friends and family, I originally had no intentions on sharing this. I wrote this for me.
During my grieving process, I have found two things that have been critical in helping me heal:
- Writing out my feelings, while I’m feeling them.
- Connecting with others who have experienced (or are currently experiencing) this same type of pain
I’ve decided to go against my initial decision to keep this poem to myself solely due to reason #2 – I’m not the only one hurting. If I can find comfort through the words of other grievers than surely there are people out there who will find comfort in mine. This poem is raw & deep. It’s not sugar-coated by any means. It doesn’t offer a solution – because I don’t have one, nor do I think there is one. Each line is meant to depict the raw truth behind the heartbreak of grief.
If you’re a griever – I hope that you find comfort in my words. You aren’t alone. This isn’t easy, I know.
If you know a griever – I hope this poem helps you understand the pain that your friend/family member is experiencing. This isn’t easy, I know.