Monday, November 17, 2008

PAD 14 - Warning Poem


Not everyone will stick with you when times are tough
Not everyone will be willing to weather the storm with you.
Nobody wants to deal with your loss or sadness for long.
Just when the shock wears off and you can really feel the pain
don’t be surprised if there is no one there. Your friends are
surrounding themselves with positive people, people who will
lift them up, if they are smart and take care of themselves.

This journey is yours.You have to pick yourself up and find
your own way through the abyss. The most likely help will
simply be time, being open to the help available, and your
willingness to keep going. Graces are there to get us through
but we have to do the work to find them.

Loss and grief are ultimately private journeys
even if everyone around you is on that same journey
their road will never be the same, grief is never the same.
Ultimately you are on your own to stumble as you will
enter a new plateau or find a new mantra that gets you through.
This is just a warning. You are on your own.

Judy Roney

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