Grief

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Grief lingers deep in the heart
and massages the weary soul
to have its way in most unexpected moments

Grief comes to the mind whenever
it chooses to again step forth
because it has something to say to stir the depths

Grieving has its own current
It ebbs or it flows then waxes
even in a stream of joy and contentment

As the heart has its reasons
which reasoning knows nothing of
Grief washes over or undercuts the spirit

Grief is a life companion
once it has made an acquaintance
but seldom with fond forgiven memories

Only the cause of the grief
Loving and laughter lost imbues
the precious in heart and mind and soul forever