Grief clung to me

|This is how Grief speaks to me.

The way it makes me feel changes. This is how I feel right now. Grief is different for everyone.|


Grief clung to me

And mocked me

As I sought comfort


“How dare you seek comfort?” Grief said as I bowed.

I own you


Not by choice

Not out of anger

Not out of shame

Not out of love

Not out of anything to gain

I just own you


Not because you’re not good enough

Not because you did something wrong

Not because you do everything right

Not because you deserve all this pain

I just own you


Like a branded dark horse on hill of snow

I own you

Look how you shine, though

You’re not dirty

They admire you, you know?


Not because you’re strong

Not because you did anything right or wrong

Not because you’re accomplished

Not because you earned it

Not because you’re

everything

anything

or nothing at all

I just own you


I’m Grief, and I own you

Not because of your history

Not because of your faith

Not because of your sin

I just own you


Not because you changed

Not because of your dedication

Not because of your choices

Not because of your devotions

Not because of anything you think you

are

were

or will be

I just own you


So no matter how hard you

Try

Push

Give

Take

Love

Hate

Master

Fail

Be, do, work, strive, make, shove

Squeeze

Punish

Resent

Injure

Hurt

Betray

Forgive

Live or die for

I own you


Because I’m always here to stay

You must submit to me

If you wish to

Grieve another day


Who will you be

Who will you become

Who will you push others to be

Because of me

Yet

Because of you?


“You can’t go through life without me.” Grief said with a bow.

I own you

Please make a home for me


Grief clung to me

And comforted me

As we made peace 💛🕊

|Be kind and patient to those suffering from any kind of loss. Be gracious to yourself as well. Learning to live with loss is everyone’s journey.|


Lindsy Brewer





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