Don’t Grieve Too Long

My first bit of inspiration for a long time now.


 

Don’t grieve too long, my darling,
there’s a world where flowers grow,
and you have tarried much too long
veiled by the crystalled snow.

Don’t linger in the twilight
where the darkness clouds your mind –
return to where the sky is bright,
boundless and unconfined.

Don’t be afraid, my darling,
to go where the children play
below the burnished, golden sun –
walk in the light of day.

Don’t grieve too long, my darling,
in a place where life is done –
behold the splendour of the world,
 dancing beneath the sun.

© valdohren 2017
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Sweetwater
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Beautiful Val, a deeply meaningful poem for a loved one, lost. I loved ‘beveiled’ especially. Sue x

Stormwolf
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To me it is the advice of a loved one to throw off their ‘widow’s weeds’ The ultimate act of love.
Good to have you posting again.
Alison x

Leila
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Lovely Val, I read it as the deceased’s advice to the one left behind…Leila x

Archiemac
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Perhaps “unbound” instead of “unbounded” and “beneath” instead of “underneath”?

For metric reasons…

Slovitt
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Val: low-key, and with wisdom. good poem. Swep

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