Letters and Diary Poetry posted August 22, 2010 Chapters: 1 2 -3- 4... 


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Struggling to find the words to comfort ...

A chapter in the book Surviving Silent Storms

The Words I Should Say

by Warren Rodgers

Poem of the Month Contest Winner 

For Wendy, A beautiful spirit gone too soon, this one's for you!

By now, I should know all the right words to say
But now that I need them, they've all gone astray
A truth so profound it would comfort your loss
In words or a phrase that I once came across

Some saying I heard when I filled the same shoes
A magical phrase, full of wisdom and truths
Since I know the sorrow portrayed through your eyes
Why do I still struggle to find the replies?

I wish I could tell you the words do exist
And I could recall them, at moments like this
But if I could find them, they'd not last a day
No magic would live in the words I should say

The road you've been given has brought a high cost
The toll it has taken will not bear the loss
From one who is traveling the road you see now
My friend, take it slowly, you'll make it somehow

The love you shared with her will always remain
If new love should find you it won't be the same
Forever she'll hold a big piece of your heart
Though pain in your soul will not quickly depart

With every reminder, you'll feel her once more
You'll see all her gifts as  you had not before
The moments once shared as a husband and wife
The gift of your children she once brought to life

The sound of her laughter, the heart in her smile
A spirit determined to go one more mile
In there lies the magic to comfort your way
For I'll never find all the words I should say

 


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I wrote this poem to a friend who had lost his wife to breast cancer, as I had about three years earlier.
This poem was born out of my frustration to find the right words to say.
I just felt that after all I had been through in the grieving process,
I should have known exactly what to say to ease the pain of loss.
I am sure many can relate to this situation.
Thank you for reading and reviewing. Have a great day!
Thanks to cleo85 for the great photograph.
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