Grief is a Sadness Carried by Sorrow

Lori McCray
Nov 10, 2023


Grief is a sadness carried by sorrow,
and loss an emptiness which can’t
be carried.

Sadness followed me everywhere, a
lost puppy needing my attention,
pleading for my love, but I could not
take it in.

Grief is a return to a place eclipsed by loss
and the passage of time, searching for
something which will never be the same,
never be repeated until at long last, you
carry your sadness quietly, with a certain
dignity and acceptance, a greater
understanding of what it means to be human.

Bring in the tiny puppy, and lavish it with love.

LBM 11/10/2023

Sad Tyler missing his mama



Lori McCray

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