I Believe, by John Pete No Comments

I believe I will see my loved ones again and it is that, among other things, which allows me to heal and gives me the courage to journey forward. I believe there is a profound reason for life and death beyond our current understanding. I believe that moving forward creates opportunities for spiritual growth, and…

Death Changes Every Thing, by John Pete No Comments

Laughter becomes a sad echo of days gone by and happy memories fade to painful reminders of what can never be again. The glistening morning dew goes unnoticed. Blue jays and butterflies flutter by, their beauty muted by these darker things. Sunshine burns hot against the face but no longer warms the heart. Sleep…

Just So You Know, by John Pete No Comments

Just so you know… I cannot stop grieving just because you believe it is time for me to move on. I cannot stop hurting just because you do not understand the piercing pain in my heart. I cannot stop my tears from flowing just because they make you uncomfortable. I cannot mend my heart just because you believe I have…

Grief Poems by Mary Jane Hurley Brant No Comments

My grief’s a whirling ceiling fan It whips me about again and again. chop chop whoosh whoosh My soul a tortured tear-stained book. This splintered old boat on an angry sea It rocks; it shouts you’ll never sink me. slosh slosh splash splash My soul a prayerful history. A blossoming limb torn from our family tree…