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Poem: Suffering Grief

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

Suffering grief is about someone watching a loved take his last breath as he passes away from this earth. There are no words to comfort his soul. Like a rainbow after a storm he remembers beautiful moments preserving them within his heart. He is devastated crying an ocean full of tears.

"I Won't Let Go" by Rascal Flatts

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Suffering Grief

No words can comfort
his restless soul,
it’s a feeling of distress
too painful to soothe.

Like a rainbow after a storm,
beautiful memories of moments long forgotten
play within his thoughts,
preserving them in his heart for all time,
wishing this storm had never come to pass.

He feels an emptiness deep inside
with devastation overwhelming him,
wracking havoc on his emotions,
crying an ocean full of tears.

"Fly" by Celine Dion

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 01, 2020:

Awe Tamara,

Thank you so much for your kindness.

Have a wonderful day!

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on March 01, 2020:

You explain grief in this beautiful, poignant poem filled with deep emotion, and nostalgia. Thank you for sharing such loveliness.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 22, 2020:

Audrey,

I am glad my poetry can comfort your broken heart in some way.

My heart feels sad for you. I am sure it is a difficult struggle to wake up each day without him here.

Thank you for your heartfelt comments.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on February 21, 2020:

Your lovely poem is filled with words that I live daily as I continue to grieve for my beautiful son. He lost his fight with cancer. I lost a piece of my heart. Poetry like yours brings a certain comfort. Thank you, Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 11, 2020:

Lorna,

Sometimes poetry talks to us.

Wishing you all the best.

Have a good day.

Lorna from USA on February 10, 2020:

Brenda, thanks for sharing this touching poem. I feel the deep sorrow of the poem. Seems talking to me personally.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 06, 2020:

Bill,

Thank you for reaching out saying this poem is lovely.

I hope your mood improves soon. It is an awful distressing feeling to be in grief.

Take care.

Thank you for reading.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 06, 2020:

Shannon,

Thank you.

Yes, I suppose it is a necessary part if life, but it feels awful when one is in the state if grief.

Thanks for reading.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 06, 2020:

Ms. Dora,

Thanks for your comment.

It would be nice is grief were not so hard, but I guess it is part of living.

Thanks for reading.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 06, 2020:

This is the hard part: "preserving them in his heart for all time." But comfort takes effect gradually and makes grief a little easier to carry.

Shannon Henry from Texas on February 06, 2020:

What a touching poem. Grief can be so crushing, yet sometimes necessary.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 06, 2020:

This ties in perfectly with my current mood. :) I'm not sure a poem about grief can be described as "lovely," but this was.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 05, 2020:

Manatita44,

Thanks for reading.

So glad to hear your poetry is in an anthology.

These moments are strong within ones soul...I imagine your work is quite good.

Glad you like Celine.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 05, 2020:

Chitrangada,

The memories are not painful ones.

They are memories we have just forgotten as the years pass by that come to surface when we must say our final farewell to a loved one.

It is so difficult...the suffering inside our hearts is unbearable, but a glimpse of these beautiful memories help to make the sadness a little bit better.

Thanks for reading.

manatita44 from london on February 05, 2020:

A big one grief. I contributed to a zine about the subject and get published among other poets published in the zine anthology. They were all very varied yet powerful poems.

Celine is poignantly soothing.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 05, 2020:

Beautifully and sensitively expressed poem.

At many times, we do suffer emotionally, because of the painful memories, in spite of the fact, that we have chosen to forget them.

Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 04, 2020:

Nella,

Yes, those memories help out alot.

This moment in time is so difficult to deal with so when these memories flood our minds it really helps.

Thanks for reading.

Nella DiCarlo from Guelph, Ontario on February 04, 2020:

Very touching poem i can relate to. Love the verse about beautiful memories that play within thoughts after being forgotten. These moments help get us through the grief.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 04, 2020:

Thank you Lorna.

Yes, the second verse is what we all tend to do at this moment.

Memories make us feel better.

Thanks for reading.

Enjoy your day.

Lorna Lamon on February 04, 2020:

This poem touched my heart Brenda as it conjured up so many memories for me. I love the second verse - so beautiful. A very sensitive portrayal of grief.