Wednesday, February 10, 2010

But It Hurts... Differently

There is no way to predict
How you will feel.

The reactions of grief
Are not like recipes,
With given ingredients,
And certain results.

Each person mourns in a different way.
You may cry hysterically,
You may remain outwardly controlled,
Show little emotion.

You may lash out in anger
Against your family and friends,
You may express your gratitude
For their concern and dedication.

You may be calm one moment
In turmoil the next.
Reactions are varied and contradictory.

Grief is universal.
At the same time
It is extremely personal.
Heal in your own way.

Earl A. Grollman

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