A man in Grief

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A Man in Grief  


It must be very difficult
To be a man in grief,
Since "men don't cry" and "men are strong"
No tears can bring relief.

It must be very difficult
To stand up to the test
And field calls and visitors
So she can get some rest.

They always ask if she's all right
And what she's going through,
But seldom take his hand and ask,
"My friend, but how are you?"


He hears her crying in the night
And thinks his heart will break.
He dries her tears and comforts her,
But "stays strong" for her sake.

It must be very difficult
To start each day anew
And try to be so very brave--
He lost his baby too. 

PoPremature baby deathSon and daughter-in-law

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 20th Mar 2020 16:25

It is impossible to know whether the experience described is actual or not. But still, the empathy roused by such a poem speaks richly for 'humanity' everywhere. Pressure, this poem has real force.

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poemagraphic

Thu 19th Mar 2020 20:49

I am humbled by the likes, comments, and PMs.

Thank you all for just being here.
Po

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poemagraphic

Tue 17th Mar 2020 23:10

Thank you for your heartwarming comments Philipos.
Po

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Philipos

Tue 17th Mar 2020 22:33

Po just read this and words seem never to quite explain the depth of emotionality within. Well done you for getting it out there from the crevices, and into the shared daylight of WOL. P. 👍

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Do.RoThy

Mon 16th Mar 2020 11:39

Heart wrenching piece...I must say, you've the word power stirring the emotions from deep within...strength to you!!

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Don Matthews

Sun 15th Mar 2020 21:47

Very difficult.....

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