Grief Stricken Stages


When someone denies their own feeings of grief,

Turning all feelings on you,

Blind to their habits, the anger comes out,

Wanting to cry but tears can't make it through,

Begging with arrogance, holding on to the shame,

You are the cause of their suffering and pain,

Never accounting for wrongs they can't change,

It's a shame, but some people are slightly deranged,

They could turn it around,

But they don't have a clue,

All they're able to see is their lives are askew.

They'll blame the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker,

They'll bury their pain in their pride,

The anger is violent, and needs ample relief,

Their own fears are the horse that they ride,

When everyone leaves them, more anger will surface,

And swallow them whole in a fugue,

Sorrow's a valid emotion we need,

Don't mistake that, and make yourself rude.






2:16 PM 6/23/2013 ©

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This was written after listening to a friend who is in prison on the phone.  It is sad he cannot express his many fears or even acknowledge his feelings without fear. Glad I have never been in those shoes. This is also very common in the stages of grief.

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