Elizabeth Melton Parsons

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Grief

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Grief

Death’s sudden unspoken grief,

Absence of a spirit brief,

Accept not a sorrow’s thief.

Torturous memories found,

In the silence not a sound,

Unspoken pain holds you bound.

Silent echoes of the heart,

Disabling burdens sharp,

Quiet strains of an angel’s harp.

Midnight shadow’s dancing light,

Weaving ropes round chest so tight.

Tears spilling through the night.

Dark dreams of the mind,

Intense, overwhelming, seek to find,

A way in which your soul to bind.

I wrote this poem several years ago after the loss of my mother and oldest brother. I post it today in loving memory of recent losses.

Jim Ingram

Millie Melton Woolems

Joe Ingram

George Ingram

Fred Ingram

Cynthia Johnson

Samantha Ingram

❤ ❤ ❤

Remember Me

Remember me_

not as a date or time,

but as a person.

Remember me_ 

I was weakI was strong.

I was afraidI was brave.

Remember me_

I had wantsI had desires.

I had needsI had goals.

Remember me_

not as an event in history,

but as an individual.

Remember me_ 

I lived I loved,

I laughedI danced.

Remember me_

 

ÓElizabeth Melton Parsons

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Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

19 thoughts on “Grief

  1. Powerful words, and no doubt your memories are the same. Blessings to you in this…

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  2. These are moving poems, Elizabeth. Thanks for sharing. And condolences, too.

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  3. Beautiful poems, Elizabeth. I’m sorry for your recent losses. Blessings to you and your family.

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  4. Big hug my sweetest friend. ❤ ❤

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  5. This is so nice! It has a timelessness about it. I am sure every time you read it tears fell from your eyes.

    Thanks so much for sharing, Elizabeth. God blesses.

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  6. Elizabeth, I am so sorry for your loss of family members. My thoughts are with you. Your poems are a beautiful tribute to them.

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  7. Thank you, Janell, I truly appreciate your kindness more than I can express.

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  8. Beautifully poignant words! My deepest condolences for your recent losses!

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  9. I am so sorry for your recent losses and the loved ones you lost before, too. It would be so hard to lose a sibling. I have lost my Dad and a few friends, students along my way in life. I will keep you in my thoughts when I get ready for bed tonight, Elizabeth. Take care and I did enjoy the way you wrote this special poem expressing how overwhelmed with grief we can become…

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  10. Grief hurts. Elizabeth I am not sure if you read my latest post but my husband passed away suddenly. I just hope I have the strength to go on without him. I am fortunate to have wonderful support from family friends and neighbours. We must be strong.

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