When you see your friend is in pain
due to the loss of a loved one,
Do you share your feelings with her?
Or do you write her a poem?
Sometimes mere words are not enough
to show someone how much you care.
Sometimes you have to go to lengths
beyond words, and let actions flare.
Swear, scream out loud, cry a few tears,
pound your fist, and declare “UNFAIR!”
Cry more, hit the wall, yell again,
fall to the floor, curl up and glare.
Rage and sadness, coupled with pain
will only destroy all the good things
you’ve both worked so hard to achieve
and now you want to give her wings
so she can soar on her own, strong
again, so that she can believe…
though she suffers inside,
you want her to be her old self;
you don’t want to withdraw or hide.
Is knowing you care enough for her?
Can she feel your heart ache, too?
Does she know you’re in pain also?
Will she ever stop feeling blue?
Sometimes a friend is all she needs
to get stronger every day…
Sometimes knowing you’re sad as well
gives her strength to go on her way.
Death, loss, lack of life, lives in us;
She is not always alone…
We all have someone whom we lost;
We all hurt somehow, though we’ve grown.
We’ve all had to feel this way,
at some time or another.
Sadly, death is a part of life.
Whether niece, nephew, son, daughter
Aunt, uncle, sister, or brother,
mom, dad, child, husband, or wife…
Or a friend; a friend ’til the end…
A best friend. A lover. A life.
Sometimes I don’t write poetry. I feel it.
Today, a friend (another blogger — she knows who she is) was in pain, and I was inspired. I wanted to help her. Somehow, some way.
I don’t know if I did, but I sure hope what I wrote helped…
The tear in my eye says it did.
I hope I’m not wrong.
And I hope she likes my little gesture.
Author: Lorraine Reguly
Lorraine Reguly, BA/BEd, is an author and an English teacher-turned-freelancer for hire who offers 4 different services on Wording Well: writing (including blogging and ghostwriting); editing; and mentoring. She also helps others become published authors! Check out her services and see what she can do for you to help you!