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jfkoc
Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 11:14 AM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 20255


Don’t Ask If I’m, Okay 

Don’t ask me how I’m doing

Don’t ask if I’m okay

Don’t say they’re in a better place

As you won’t like what I say


No...Time is not a healer

And this in not God’s will

If he knew how much I’ve really lost

They would be right here still


I won’t try to be positive

And this wasn’t for the best

My heart is broken in pieces

And it hurts deep in my chest


Don’t say at least they are out of pain

Well I’m not and MAY NEVER BE

Their pain is gone, but mine is still here

It’s been passed to me


Don’t tell me you know how I feel

Even though it may be true.

This grief in MINE,

For what length of time…

I takes me to get through

Toni Kane



Skittles412
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 7:18 AM
Joined: 5/14/2018
Posts: 259


Thank you for sharing this jfkoc, this is exactly how I feel.
Merinda
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 12:11 AM
Joined: 2/3/2018
Posts: 100


Thank you. Me too.
Last Dance
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 9:11 AM
Joined: 5/2/2013
Posts: 434


Thank you jokfc this really says it all except I would add 1 thing don't ask if  I am  OK

 if you really don't want to hear my answer.


Lorita
Posted: Friday, February 8, 2019 8:02 PM
Joined: 12/18/2011
Posts: 13484


Thanks for posting this, Judith.  I feel the same way - I don't think the pain or grief will ever go away.  Part of me is gone.
manuzito
Posted: Monday, January 18, 2021 6:30 PM
Joined: 7/8/2018
Posts: 38


jfkoc, just read the poem you posted. I lost my DH a month ago and the pain is unbearable, I feel that only half of my being is alive.

I would add -

Don’t tell me that I’m strong

When my smile is a silent grief

 

 


LizG55
Posted: Saturday, February 6, 2021 1:30 PM
Joined: 3/2/2020
Posts: 74


Jfkoc..

This poem is so perfect I just started to cry. It is so completely true.   I think about my father and just can't stop missing him and feeling so angry at what he was put through by the medical profession here.,  He's gone 15 years but for me it might as well be yesterday. It rips out your heart, and leaves you sad and empty. 


RetiredGopher2010
Posted: Sunday, February 7, 2021 6:46 AM
Joined: 6/28/2014
Posts: 11


Thank you for this poem.  My mother died 3 mo ago and the pain in my chest is real and heavy. Silent grief is even more difficult right now.  I find true friendship in the people who call and actually listen to me. They don't just call to talk about themselves. They don't just think that my grief is my burden to bear, but something we can share.
 
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