Monday, February 23, 2015

Grief ~

Grief has tucked herself away 
inside a pillowcase of tears 
she sits alone
amidst the sorrow 
of a hundred days and nights 
that pass as shadowed memories
in an empty space.

No laughing voices 

warm the air 
cold winter 
never has a spring 
when death comes stalking 
with a frozen face!

(I am heading out tomorrow for my friend's funeral.
  see you all next week, take care and be well.) 

68 comments:

  1. i hope the travel goes well...
    i am sorry for your loss...
    grief has a way of making whatever season
    all the colder...

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    1. Thank you, Brian.
      Travel went well but the grief has hit me very hard!

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  2. I hope all goes well tomorrow.
    Please remember...I am here for you if ever you need me...and you are always in my thoughts...
    Hang on in there, dear friend:)

    xoxoxo

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    1. You are so kind, Ygraine... thank you so much for the caring words.
      They mean so much!
      xoxo

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  3. I am so, so sorry angel,you write the grief so well, I feel it . God Bless your friend and may she be in heaven looking after you, your poem made me tear up 'shadowed memories in an empty place' is a real heart-breaker,please, please angel look after yourself, I'm with you in spirit hugs and love xoxoxo don't hesitate to call should you need someone to talk too, I am always here for you my sweet angel

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    1. Lorraine,
      It was wonderful to just now talk with you, gosh, can you believe we spoke over an hour?
      That is a 'record' for you... ha, ha!

      I know how much you care and that so helped me with all the grief I am going through!
      I sure am blessed to know you and call you "Friend" and you are a true friend!

      Reading your words here have also helped me and I thank you!

      Love you ,always xo xo

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  4. Travel safe, dear Margie, and if you need a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on, I am here for you. Warm hugs and love to you.

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    1. Thanks so much dear Linda for the kind words!
      Warm hugs and love back at you.

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  5. My sincere sympathy on the loss of your friend, dear Margie.
    Your tender thoughts tell of your sorrow in a beautifully thoughtful way.
    Talbot Jennings said..."Friend, the finest word in any language."
    Be safe and Be Well~

    xoxoxo
    Jan

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    1. i couldn't help myself oh Jan, that will mean so much to her....you are missed beyond belief xoxoxo

      Angel, forgive my intrusion, I know you're in a lot of pain and I love, just thought I'd say hi to Jan while I can

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    2. Many thanks Jan for the visit , so good to see you here!
      Your kind words are much appreciated!
      xo xo

      Lorraine , you could never be an intrusion ... love you dear girl...

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  6. Wonderful words, this description for such times.. Sorry for the loss.

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    1. Thank you, Anthony!
      I do so appreciate your visit and comment.

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  8. ...and the poem is right for such event. Wishing healing for the family and comfort for you.

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    1. Peaches, thank you!
      It's been a very hard time for so many and my heart is quite broken!

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  9. oh thats so sad, SO sorry for the loss of your friend dear Margie :(
    sending big hugs

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    1. Summer, thank you dear lady.

      Big hugs to you!

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  10. Be safe as you go, have peace while you are there and in the days to come. Keeping you in my thoughts.

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie.
      I appreciate you keeping me in your thoughts.

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  11. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend, Margie. My deepest sympathy to you and all her loved ones.

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    1. Thanks so much, Martha.
      This is a very difficult time for me and I am struggling with such a great loss!

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  12. I am so sorry about the loss of your friend. Your words are so beautiful and poignant. You express your feelings with such loving grace.

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    1. Lisa, you are such a dear!
      Thanks so much for the kind words!

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  13. Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. You described grief well in your poem--it's so sad.

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    1. Many thanks, Bethany for the thoughtful comment!
      It means a lot!

      My poem was sad and it made me shed many tears but the tears help to heal.

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  14. darn - it's a beautiful but sad poem and i'm sorry for the loss of your friend. Winter and gray days make it even more depressing if that's possible.

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    1. Sandy, thank you for the caring words.
      They are appreciated!

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  15. So sorry for your loss. You captured the feeling well in your poem.

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    1. Many thanks, Daisy.
      My loss is a great one!

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  16. Adieu, you might say
    Adieu, from your friend
    We will meet again
    For we are all immortal.

    I wish you well my friend,
    Goodlife

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    1. Robert, my friend, we have known each other for a long time now.
      That is a good thing and your words gave me comfort!
      Thank you!

      Goodlife ... be well...

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    1. Thank you, ladyfi.
      It's been a hard time for me and knowing others care does help!
      Hugs back!

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  18. Thank you all so very much for the kind words.
    I am heading to the airport now , and praying for strength over the next few days.
    I am truly grateful to all of you that stopped by and let a comment.
    It helps to know that there are caring souls like all of you care about me!
    This is such a very difficult time for me and my heart is broken over the loss of my friend!

    Off I go ....
    I will reply to each one of you when I get back home.

    Hugs and love to all of you.

    Margie

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  19. My heartfelt condolences to you Margie, take good care of yourself... and have safe travel... xox

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    1. Many thanks, Cat for the caring words!
      xo

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  20. I am so sorry, Margie, for the loss of your friend. My heart is with you.

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    1. Vesper, thank you so much!
      I am touched by your words!

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  21. Hugs to you as you grieve, Margie.

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    1. Barb, I felt your hugs and they are returned!
      Thank you!

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  22. Margie sending you big healing hugs and lots of love! I am so sorry for your loss!

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    1. Stacy, thanks dear!
      Love and hugs back!

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  23. I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending hugs and warm thoughts. Beautifully written poem.

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    1. Alexandra, your kind words mean so much!
      Thank you!
      Hugs back to you!

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  24. Beautiful and sad words. My deepest condolences on the loss of your friend...

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Keith.
      I appreciate that!

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  25. So sorry to hear of your loss. Your words are beautiful...

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    1. Thanks very much, Sharmon.
      So kind of you!

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  26. Very sorry to read of your loss, Margie. You're in my thoughts and prayers!

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    1. Michael, your prayers are so appreciated.
      Many thanks on the kind words!

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    1. Summer, you are such a kind person!
      Thank you for the 2nd visit and thinking of me, it means a great deal. xo

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  28. Here's sending you and your loved ones lots of hugs.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, ACIL...
      I so appreciate the hugs ..
      Hugs back to you!

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  29. succinct empathy
    so sad your friend has passed on

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    1. Many thanks, Lorraine.
      I so appreciate your visit!

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  30. Blessings on your trip my friend. I know that you will be a wonderful source of comfort in this sad time.
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil,
      I know I was able to comfort but my loss has hit me so hard and my heart is so broken but I have my best friend (my husband) to help with all my grieving.
      I am blessed to have him!

      Thank you for caring!

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  31. when i read this i feel a painful soul...............

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    1. Amita,
      Indeed, I am truly pained over the loss of my friend!
      My heart has been broken!

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  32. Is everything okay?? - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Gingi,
      Thanks for asking.
      Things are hardly okay but my heart will heal in time!
      The good memories are a source of comfort!

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  33. So sorry to hear about your friend Margie. sending you a big hug.

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    1. Thanks so much, Cindy.
      Hugs back ...so nice to see you here again!

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