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I didn't know a heart could die

Before it stopped beating.

I didn't know a life could cease

Before it stopped breathing.


I didn't know how devastation

Could wend a living soul

I didn't know how death could make

Us lose all self control.


I didn't know the pain of loss

Was so intense and sharp.

I didn't know the depth of void

Death leaves within the heart.


I didn't know how often tears

Would redden hurting eyes.

I didn't know how hard it was

To say one's last good-byes.


I didn't know that pain would come

And go as it well pleased.

I didn't know that joy is scarce

To those who are bereaved.


I didn't know that time would stop

And meaning cease to be.

I didn't know that friends would pray

But shy away from me.


I didn't know how difficult

To get the whole night through.

I didn't know the strength it took

For simple tasks to do.


 I didn't know that as time pass

Slowly, the pain subsides.

I didn't know what I thought was lost

Still in my heart resides.


Now I know a little spark,

Somehow in me remained.

Now I know that someway,

My life will be sustained.


Now I know the feelings felt,

Was all a part of grief.

Now I know how fervent prayer

Helped me to find relief.


So rest assured my unknown friends,

Though healing comes real slow.

It actually does get better

      For now, I truly know.


For Iíve survived my babyís death

      That occurred this time last year.

I still feel the loss and always will

      But the pain is much less severe.

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Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

A true poem filled with grace, stimulating search for the betterment of understanding in the path of life and living.

"Grief" inspires and guides the soul.

Andre Emamanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by jude forese
emotive, heartbreaking poem ... i know what its like to be on the other end ...
Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran
heartwrecking, im sorry for your loss!
Reviewed by Sue Hess
i can't even imagine the pain you must have endured and still endure. my prayers are with you
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Reviewed by Charleen Burge (Reader)
Oh my Gosh, this is so beautifully written, and I grieve with you for I have lived through the very same thing with the loss of a son and granddaughter. Very beautiful tribute my dear.
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