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don't give me no grief
by Josephine M Bohen
Friday, March 14, 2003

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grief
the hit in you the gut
knock you down kind
the
suck the air out
can’t breathe
can’t be happening kind
even if you
know it’s coming
even if……..don’t make it any easier
grief
messes with life
so many times
in grief
we scream
why why why
how could this happen
we can’t grasp
that someone we love
could be
gone
that our life is forever
changed
that
we can never again look
at that particular person
and say
what’s up
I have a trick for this grief
been using it since my grandma died
o
thirty one years ago
not dead I say not Dead
on Vacation
Out Of Town
hanging at the beach
hanging at a cabin
touring the world see
and I will
see her again
just a little break
breather from Reality
it’s cool-not really Gone
just hanging
some
wheres’
else
mind game
surely
grief easer
definitely
and who knows
maybe
it’s true
we all gotta do what we all gotta do
to get through
grief

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Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/14/2003
Oh how much this lovely and sad poem touched me, I love it very much.

Reindeer
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/14/2003
you said it, josie, you said a mouthFUL. excellent, emotional rant...(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by the phantom pheonix 3/14/2003
it is so easier to say that there somewhere else than dead it helps us so muich this was fantastically sad yet inspirational great job on this
Reviewed by A PAX 3/14/2003
Powerful write.
Reviewed by Sue Hess 3/14/2003
hope this is fiction girl. i miss you
Reviewed by Netta Jack 3/14/2003
LOVED IT!!!! Sounds like a matter of fact, sitting at the kitchen table with coffee, just hanging out kinda conversation about some real life stuff. Boy do I wish I were one of your girlfriends. I could get stuff like this all the time.
Reviewed by Oisín Breen 3/14/2003
lovely work
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/14/2003
Good one Josie, and thank you. Having just lost a family member and good friend recently, this was a pleasure to read.
~E
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 3/14/2003
Josie, yes we do. Excellent write
Reviewed by Patricia Gomes 3/14/2003
Love this form, Josie! Throwing out the punctuation and just depending on the line breaks to direct the reader...superb!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/14/2003
perfectamundo! :) (((HUGS)))
Reviewed by Dens Dreamweaver (Reader) 3/14/2003
I love the way this one flows.. just like my minds thoughts flow often.. :) An excellent write.

Love;
Melanie
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 3/14/2003
Perfecto!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/14/2003
Josie, excellent. Sort of caught between verses.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 3/14/2003
We sure do and sometimes it might not make sense to other people. Enjoyed this one so much Josie.
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