Today I grieve but I smile knowing I will see him again. My faith tells me so. 

Thank You for Your Condolences and Kindness

Dear Poetbay Friends, 



I am trying to make my way through this thing called grief. It is a strange and unpredictable companion. I have never felt this kind of grief before. I've lost both my parents, even a very young niece and nephew and their mother through murder many years ago, but this grief of losing my child is strange and very private. The pain pulls from my soul. I have faith, and I know one day I will see him again, but I miss him now. I missed him yesterday, on Mother's Day, sending me a message, hearing his voice, or even perhaps getting his warm all embracing hug.


These tears are silent now but they well up and flow without warning. There must be an eternal spring of them inside my broken heart. Today, I am sad. Tomorrow I may not be if I am occupied with things to do for my other children and grandchildren or even if I can help someone around me. It seems the more I give out, the more I am filled up with blessings.


Thank each of you who have reached out  with your kindness and concern for me during this time of sorrow. I know we are separated by miles upon miles in reality but through love and friendship we are united and close in our hearts and minds. We've never met face to face but through our poetry and love of it, we share a common bond. Because of this, I can come here and write you this letter to let you know how much I appreciate each of you and tell you that I thank God for the privilege of being a member of the Poetbay family. 






Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2019-05-13 at 22:40

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
My dear friend I am so sorry for your loss. I would not even begin to try and understand the grief that you must be feeling. You are a wonderfully caring person who embodies the essence of a loving life. I wish you the solace of all the good things in the world and hope that comfort and love gets you through these dark days. <3

Dear Kathy,

This is beautifully written. We continue to send you our love, with another batch of healing hugs for you and your family.

All Good Things,
Coo & Co :>) <3

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
The humanity here expressed in words
Help you through these time of unmanageable pains
A few empathize has they in some ways been are still there now
So a few found some thing to help them cope
Others fear suffering has you are - they like you
Found on - in - poetbay - those who can and will support them
Should they have a need to shear their pains - with out complaint
IN words hug - ears - to listen - eyes open to read - with an open mind - we care
Ken D

chuma okafor
I wish you strength, and peace of God.

chuma okafor
I wish you strength, and peace of God.

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
I can only echo Larry's comments Kathy. Please know that you are loved...

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Anything I can think of to say seems trite. I'm happy to see that you're carrying on.