Exploring the poetry of everyday life

Strange Grief

on July 16, 2017

Two husbands I have put behind me
Two marriages spent in years that equal half my life
I did not grieve exact dates of their ending
I do not grieve today their rich existence
Divorce, for me, resulted in mixed blessings
Quite a different shade of grief

My weddings both were days of joy
Expectations of forevermore
Promises to ensure our future
Constancy in good times and in poor
Lovely dreams spun from an illusion
Not accounting for realities ahead

Living showered me with gifts and challenges
A fifties girl whose eyes were opened wide
Even now I feel the swell of my adventures
Surging through my heart with every breath
Grief put aside I count my every blessing
Beginning with three sons and my grandchildren

Becoming an independent woman
Economic struggles trained me well
After trial and error I discovered
Life as a solitary is not half bad
Lately I received my gift – the poet
Who lives within me and who is my friend.

Many couples married or unmarried
Share a special precious golden bonding
Create a unit multiplying love
I grieve such a companion to grow old with
Not finding this for me I made a choice
I grieve – but I do not regret

10 responses to “Strange Grief

  1. A very touching poem Ina, I felt all the emotions with you and your sense of acceptance for all you have lived through and where you are now.

  2. Victo Dolore says:

    This was packed full of truth and life. Thank you for sharing it!

  3. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks for your comment, Victo. ❤

  4. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks for your grace-ful comment, Andrea.

  5. den169 says:

    Well said! Peace!

  6. we can only make decisions based on information then at hand – when information changes, so will decsions

  7. Christy B says:

    It sounds like you look back and realize that all that has happened has led you to become who you are today.. and it a more beautiful life for having learned this xx Huge hugs

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