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18 Days Later

by Gavin M Roy

Have I grieved?
I've not cried out

Maybe felt the dam bulge
yet it quells the storm

Quiet introspection, memories
hint to simmering pain

Can't grief be dignified and non-disruptive?
I thought of you again today.

I didn't let it get the best of me.

04/21/2010

Posted on 04/21/2010
Copyright © 2017 Gavin M Roy

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 04/21/10 at 08:00 PM

Really like those last three lines.

Posted by Joe Cramer on 04/21/10 at 08:14 PM

... nice.....

Posted by George Hoerner on 04/22/10 at 12:49 AM

Good write Gavin and of course big men don't cry or ask for directions do they?

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 04/25/10 at 01:36 AM

Grief is a lonely path except when shared. Trust your sharing has brought some consolation. And I found it helped to cry in my own experience of grief.

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