Happy Birthday

by Janice Kohl
(Chicago Ill)

Happy Birthday

All thru out my life,
I have never even given it a thought.
Not even in my darkest dreams,
That I would ever be alone.

But I have to thank the Lord,
Because if I would have known,
I might have feared the chance
Of finding my true Love.

18 years sounds like such a long time,
But it just wasn't long enough.
To see you smile,
To hear your voice,
Oh how I miss your touch.

Once again I spend your Birthday
wishing you were here.
Putting on a smile,
While I'm holding back the tears.

There is so much I want to thank you for,
But this poem would never end.
You were my whole world,
My Lover
My Best Friend.

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A moving tribute to a lost love
by: Lesley from Grief and Sympathy

Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem. It is a such a moving tribute to your lost love and I'm sure many people will find it a comfort in their grief.

We wish you all the best in your grief journey.

The Grief and Sympathy Team.

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Tears Are Waiting In The Wings

by Brenda Maple
(Lancashire, U.K.)

Dedicated to My daughter Lucy, who died of cancer April 2013.

Dedicated to My daughter Lucy, who died of cancer April 2013.

I have to stand and watch your pain,
You struggle on and don't complain,
I cannot think of other things
While tears are waiting in the wings.

I pray for strength to live each day
As we must see you slip away,
We share your anguish at your fate;
Make memories before too late.

The daffodils look bright this year,
The time ticks by, we pause in fear,
We cannot see for moistened eyes,
Awaiting what before us lies.

There is a point to suffering,
It will a true redemption bring,
It teaches us a message clear,
To cherish those we hold most dear.

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A moving grief poem
by: Lesley from Grief and Sympathy

Dear Brenda, What a heartfelt and beautiful poem, and it sends a powerful message to all of us, to make the most of what time we have and to appreciate our loved ones. Your daughter would have been very proud of you for writing that. We wish you strength and comfort in your journey along the pathway of grief.

We hope you will come back and get some solace from our pages or use our bereavement forum if you feel the need.

Lesley and Betty

by: Brenda Maple

Thank you for your kind words. Lucy was 30 years of age when she died and she inspired so many people with her courage. We are giving her husband and two young children all the support we can to cope with their grief.

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Crying For My Daughter

by Gregory Davis

I started Crying the day you passed away,
My heart hurts so bad,,, I even cried today,

Even Though I Loved you dearly,
I couldn't make you stay,
2 hearts stopped beating,the day I heard you went away,

Now I am left here to wonder, why God took you away,
no one should feel this pain, Not even for a day.

I even cry in the shower, hoping no one would hear,
But even while I sleep, I dream of you my dear.

If I could trade places with you sweet heart, I would,
I will always Love you and miss you,like any Daddy should.

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Crying for Her
by: Gregory Davis

I wrote this one night laying in Bed, I hope someone will read it and share with others, so my Daughter 'Christina Davis" will be remembered Forever !!Thanks :(

So Sorry for you
by: Susan

I feel so sorry for you Mr.Davis . I lost my son 7 years ago when he was 8 months old.and I know what its like to loose a child. I will never be the same again but hope you find a way to go on living and enjoying Life, and I Loved your words on the Poem,it reminds me of my own feelings and with honesty, I hate the poems with big words and all that positivity,lol when u really feel this grief there is nothing positive in it are they? . Thanks, Susan

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On the loss of my beloved husband

by Elizabeth Postle
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I lost my husband two years ago. We were lucky and had a very long and happy marriage. Although I miss him every day, I count my blessings and treasure my memories. I was so proud of him. This poem came to me in the middle of the night, and it just says what I feel.

A light went out of my life,
Shadows were everywhere.
Daylight eventually came
The brightness was never the same.

Sleep on my loved one
Peace is yours.
Your life's work is done.
All who knew you can only say
Well Done!

Some stars shine so brightly
They are never dull.
Their light shines on all our lives
Just as yours had done.

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my wonderful husband
by: Anonymous

I too lost my beloved husband 14 weeks ago, I found him dead in the living room he had no illness to forewarn us of the devastation to come, the post mortem revealed an aortic aneurism. He had been in my life since I was 14 years old, I am registered disabled and he did everything for me, we were so very very happy together. On the evening before he went we were planning our holidays for the year in our caravan. I feel only half the person I was, he truly was my other half, perhaps we made a mistake doing everything together and going everywhere together and now I have nothing, I had no interests outside my home and my husband. At this moment in time I have no future I just want to be with him, I love him so much.

Grief Stricken
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband 6 weeks ago. He had a brain tumor and fought a courageous battle agaibst cancer for seventeen months. We had been together since we were 15 years old and we did everything together as well.
I am so lost without him. He was truly my best friend and we shared everything. I feel as if a part of me has died. There is nothing that can replace the emptiness that he left in my life.

Grief is hard work but you can do it
by: Betty from Grief and Sympathy

Thank you both for contacting us on this page. This is a step forward for you and the start of a long climb back to a feeling of coping with life.

Life will never be the same. However I am so thankful to have had my many happy years and so will you. Many people never know what great relationships are like, for that we will be eternally grateful.

This is the time to refocus your lives, organise all the household needs, get help for daily tasks for the lady who is disabled.

Don't stay at home moping, join a support group, check what is on at your local community centre or catch up with old friends. After a bereavement people want to help but often don't want to intrude, so do ask for friends to go for coffee or to the cinema with you.

This is your time now for however long that may be. Perhaps you might do some volutary work, serve in a charity shop, but whatever you do, make an effort to go out and meet people. I have written a page of activity ideas you may want to try what would best suit you. Plan each day to do some tasks and do them even though at times you feel you are dragging yourself to the shops or feel numb as if walking in a fog.

Each day your confidence will strengthen. Take a day at a time, read along the pages of grief and sympathy and know that you are not alone. It isnt an easy pathway but for your loved ones sake you can do it.

Very Best Wishes

Grieving for husband 2 months on
by: Anonymous

I am lost and feel my life has ended. I struggle to get out of bed. I have days when I fight as if climbing out of a well. Then there are moments especially where I feel at night times i am desperate and want to die. The house serves as a memorial to my loved one, i see him everywhere. I am taking advice from a Marie Curie nurse that helped us and this is to take one day at a time, do not be pushed into being fixed by your grief just because other folk cannot cope with you. Take yourself away kick out your heels do whatever you have to do to heal in 4 walls. When you are ready, you then can walk in the sunshine. It's gonna take time, i am 2 months in grieving and very, very slowly organising my work again and joining clubs. I think you can get so low, that eventually you have to resurface. Hope i am rational and realistic. I am on a journey but i hope i can smell the roses at some stop off point againxx

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