Grief and I

grief and I are lovers
but no one understands
the charm of his tight
the calm that comes from
his bitter words at night

grief and I are in love
and we have planned to elope
marry somewhere dark and
try to find us, we are down
in a pit full of anguish
pain and fear

but hey, at least we are
in each others' arms
kissing with our eyes
closing over an ounce of tears

Poetry by TomitaRiddle
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Written on 2012-05-14 at 19:29

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
I found your poem to be a unique personification of "grief" in a way that recognized the necessity of the state while understanding its legitimacy. Very well written.

Your poem lead me to review my own understanding of grief which is as a distant friend who sometimes comes to call to take my hand and lead me out of loss into remembrance, then leaves me only to return as nature wills.

Thanks for sharing,


Eli The PoetBay support member heart!
There is something to be said about the value - and validity - of grief as an emotion. It's a necessary process which we sometimes forget to allow ourselves in order to reach and experience - often with richness - other aspects of existence and the human condition.

You have expressed this well through the metaphor of "lovers", although unlike a lover, it would be nice to think that one would eventual know when the time is right to part with grief.

Thanks for sharing this poem.