Grieve or Celebrate?



Grieve or Celebrate?

When your loved ones are no more
how do you remember them ?
Do you mourn and grieve
or do you celebrate and reminisce?

Friends console you,
they say every one has to go,
sooner or later it’s the lot
for us all in tow.

Should I feel bereft and distraught
at the memories of good times and bad?
Or should I be hiding under the notions
that I should be joyous and hold my emotions ?

So what’s the point of bereaving?
It’s painful and hurting
when loved ones you are remembering.

I am still lost,
should I mourne and grieve,
or should I celebrate and reminisce?
My beloved daughter has forever eclipsed.

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Grief

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Submitted by badal.pal on July 17, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme X XXAB XCXC XXDD CEE XABX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 611
Words 115
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 4, 3, 4

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