Grief

A Grief Journey – Beginning, Middle & End
This Poem Guided the Chapters for the Book Grief’s Abyss Finding the Pathway to Peace A Journey Most Will Take at Some Point The Beginning Journey The river of life flows through us all Then when a death occurs, we fall into Grief’s Abyss, a dark unfamiliar place Down into the valley where we all […]

This Poem Guided the Chapters for the Book Grief’s Abyss Finding the Pathway to Peace

A Journey Most Will Take at Some Point

The Beginning Journey

The river of life flows through us all

Then when a death occurs, we fall

into Grief’s Abyss, a dark unfamiliar place

Down into the valley where we all must face

How to cope with all the changes

when the familiar landscape rearranges

Gone are the roads and highways once travelled

as our lives become unravelled

 

We’ve taken a wrong turn; we’re not meant to be here

We look around us and go into fear

as our compass resets and the road on the map shows

we must follow this path along where the river flows

Through a forest of Grief, this pathway we see

widens and intersects—which to take so we’ll be free?

One road leads to the flatlands, which go on for miles

there is nothing of interest it seems that will bring back smiles

 The Middle

The other has a roundabout with three roads just around a bend

Guilt, anger, and acceptance; oh, when will this journey end

Choose one, for the only way through is to openly mourn

So many people have travelled here long before you were born

Each has found his or her way out and you will too

You will leave this land behind to face life anew

The climb back is steep; let me lead the way

I know you doubt, “How does she know?” I hear you say

Journey’s End

For I have traveled through here some time ago

I got to claim my prize, Grief’s Gifts and I’m now in life’s flow

A review of your journey will show where you’ve been

glimpses of your growth, goals, and purpose all seen

We are all here to welcome you back for we know you are worthy

You’ve been gone for a while on your own a Hero’s journey

Whenever we get back into the river of life that flows through us all,

We’ll take comfort—we have our map and are ready if we fall

into Grief’s Abyss for we know

 

The Wheels of Samsara turn; the cycle of life continues

Written by Anne DeButte

 

Peaceful young african ethnicity woman reducing stress at workplace.

New Mental Fitness Coaching

Discover how Mental Fitness Coaching can better support you on your grief journey.  Learn what behaviours can hold you back.  Take the Saboteur Quiz and discover for yourself.

Anne's Book

Your guide and road map on the Journey called Grief

Available on Amazon

book cover- pink blossoms

Anne's eBook

Grieving requires you to take action

This eBook was created to support you  towards healing

Related Posts

Harnessing the Power of Emotions to Overcome Grief

Harnessing the Power of Emotions to Overcome Grief

Growing up in the UK, there's an unspoken belief that emotions are not welcome. It's best to repress them and keep a stiff upper lip. This makes navigating the turbulent waters of grief incredibly daunting. After I lost my father, I discovered comfort and guidance in...

read more
Sibling Loss – First Friend

Sibling Loss – First Friend

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash - Siblings Loss Siblings are often considered our first and lifelong friends. The bond between siblings can be one of the strongest connections we have in life. When we lose a sibling, it can feel as though a part of us...

read more
Navigating the Holidays

Navigating the Holidays

Love, Light & Peace It's that time of year! You either love, hate or are indifferent to it. This is especially so if you're grieving. It's is a harsh reminder of your loved ones who won't be there celebrating with you. Your heart is heavy, your energy is...

read more
understandinggrief-AD-logo

Author
Coach
Facilitator
Speaker
Podcast Host

Website created by Reconnect from Grief Group.  All Rights Reserved © 2024
Privacy Policy   Terms & Condition   Sitemap

Free Stillness Meditation

Thank you for requesting your free mediation.  It will be on its way shortly, please let us know where to send it?

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Subscribe Below To Receive Free E-Book

We need to know where to send 12 Steps to Healing and it will be on its way to you!

You have Successfully Subscribed!