Nov. 18, 2017

Gains and Losses

(A poem, that I wrote in 1992 in difficult circumstances for a friend of mine, was given to me recently. Reading something that I had written twenty-five years ago was a bit of a shock and I felt compelled to edit it. This is the reedited version. I am very grateful to my friend for keeping it so long and for valuing it.)

I sit with you, write.
Your pain punctuates
rich memories of her;
your deep exhaustion
a process in grief.

She will shortly die,
too much to take in.
It drains all your strength,
courage, love of life.
You weep, you despair.

Through the grey of loss
your inner strength glints
flashes of sparkling
intelligent eyes,
wide open bright smile.



18.11.2017 20:27

I got Goosebumps!

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25.11 | 22:15

Grief is experience through the mundane. Simple but powerful. The accompanying image really compliments the poem.

07.11 | 11:14

Hi Peter,

A great observation! Social media can be a scary place... I also need to reduce my time there



06.11 | 16:24

A great one, Peter, in the context you describe. I don't read social media myself, I doubt my equilibrium could stand it. 'The balance of his mind disturbed' yes, I think it would be.

06.11 | 15:59

Yes, gossip is a weapon of mass destruction.

In my business as well as personal life I have zero tolerance.

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