Category Archives: Grief Poems

Inspiring and touching grief poems and quotes for the loss of a loved one.

We all grieve differently: AfterTalk Inspirational 5.11.17

Grief By Stephanie J. DeMartino We all grieve differently Some grieve quietly Solemn in their grief not wanting To show their pain While some are loud Letting the pain out for all to see and then beginning The long battle of healing Some hold their grief in for so long That eventually it eats at

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Your Grief: AfterTalk Inspirational 4.27.17

  Your grief for what you’ve lost holds a mirror up to where you’re bravely working. Expecting the worst, you look and instead, here’s the joyful face youve been wanting to see. Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed.

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Our Lives Matter: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote for 12.8.16

Our Lives Matter by M. Maureen Killoran We come together from the diversity of our grieving, to gather in the warmth of this community giving stubborn witness to our belief that in times of sadness, there is room for laughter. In times of darkness, there always will be light. May we hold fast to the

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Returning to Work: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote 9.15.16

Returning to work Editor’s note: I love this poem because it expresses such raw emotion about something commonplace that most of us who’ve experienced a loss have had to face–that first day back at work. It is attributed to Ruth Davis. Hello I’m back but I’m merely a shell Since I last saw you I’ve

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When will I be myself again? Inspirational Quote 6.2.16

When Will I Be Myself Again? “When will I be myself again?” Some Tuesday, perhaps, In the late afternoon, Sitting quietly with a cup of tea, And a cookie; Or Wednesday, same time or later, You will stir from a nap and see her; You will pick up the phone to call her; You will

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