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It occurred suddenly
Right before my eyes
You simply withered away
From this earth, gone.

Abundant tears fall
Down my baffled eyes
For I lacked the very time
To wish you a proper goodbye.

You were special to me
A grandmother yet so much more
Someone I looked up to
Someone I truly cared about.

I know you're probably
In a much better place now
Your suffering ended abruptly
And left us selfishly wanting you back.

I will never forget
These moments we shared together
I will never forget
Your memory will last forever.

I will never forget
For you were part of me
I will never forget
You still mean the world to me.

In my deep state of sorrow
I put down those clumsy words
Hoping they will reach you someday
And let you know how I loved you.

You were always hard on me
Yet I always knew you cared
I've done so much to make you proud
Of your grandson, of who  I am.

I will deeply miss you
Tears have not yet dried
For the love I have for you
Has doubled, reignited
This one is special to me. I've been away lately because my grandmother died and I've been in a deep state of sorrow because she meant a real lot to me.

I don't know what much more to say... I miss her so much.
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IcarryYour-Heart Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Before I say anything about this poem,I want you to know that I am deeply sorry for your loss,and if it makes you feel any better, I know how you feel because I lost 3 dear people in the same year.I am sure she is in a better place. May her soul rest in peace :rose:

This is quite sad,but beautiful,and filled with emotions.Also,I'm sure she's proud of you :hug:
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ChildrenOfPain Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Writer
thanks! I guess everyone's got a different way to react to a loss. I felt the urge to write this when i had a littl time...

Everyone deserves a tribute to their life...
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NeelamChandwani Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
simply beautiful
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jneen8 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so sorry for your loss...
This is a wonderful poem that many can relate to.
I congratulate you on finding the courage and the strength, to write such an emotional poem. Bravo!
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thedon76 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. That really touched me. Good job.
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ChildrenOfPain Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Student Writer
Thanks. I appreciate it :)
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HALsurfer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I couldn´t write to you here how much I like this one.
I clicked on a link much too fast. =o.O=

Well, I wanted to say, that I really feel with you.
My gran also died, like I told you, and I don´t remember much of those last moments because I didn´t had the chance to stay.
I had to work in another city.
It was unsuspected or I would have taken the time off.
But my last visit wasn´t so grand, so I think if I ever get the chance to tell her how much I loved her your words are much more fitting than anything I could ever muster up.

It is so wonderful written.
=^.^=
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ChildrenOfPain Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Student Writer
Well I'm really glad you liked it.

It was kida difficult for me too because this year I had to study a lot because it was a future determining year at the univ so I didn't have much time to actually go and see her.

So I only saw her in her last moments and as i tell here didn't feel like I had the time to say proper goodbye. But life is as it is and I had to accept it so I mustered these 'clumsy' words as i said hoping some would reach her.
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HALsurfer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CLUMSY????
Where?
This is really great!
Really, you should have more faith in yourself and your work!
:no:
:petting:

I really like your works, as much as read till now.
=^.^=
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ToFu-SouP Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very beautiful... :)
You're very good with words. :D
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ChildrenOfPain Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Student Writer
thank you
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Ainrana Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure your grandma is looking down from her cloud, tears falling to the ground from this poem.
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ChildrenOfPain Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Student Writer
Thank you or well I say thank you though i'm not sure her crying is a good thing.

Anyway thanks!
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Ainrana Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Tears of joy! :happycry:
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Art-By-Ashley-Martin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:huggle:
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Avenvia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student Writer
I'm so sorry for your loss, I'm sure your grandmother would love this poem.

I'd noticed that you've not been on much recently, and it's terrible that it's for such a sad reason. I hope you feel at peace soon, and you'll have your memories of her to help.
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TakeoSan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
I'm sorry for your loss, this poem is an ideal homage.
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ChildrenOfPain Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student Writer
Thanks I'm glad you think so.
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HeartsNeverBreak Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
I'm so sorry about your grandma. :hug:

I really like the 'I will never forget' part
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ChildrenOfPain Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student Writer
Thanks.

How are you doing by the way kid? Since it's been a while...
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HeartsNeverBreak Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
yw.

Not bad. Broke up with the boyfriend so I'm kinda lonly now since it's summer and all, but not much I can do about that. I get my learners permit to drive in less than a week, so I that's good I guess. I'm trying to become stronger, but I'm at a loss of how to work out. I can't even do a correct push up. (I do the girly ones, on my knees.) I guess you get so strong from playing that weird foreign sport. (something about rugs?) I'd ask how you were doing as well, but I mean, I guess I kinda know the answer to that one. :/
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beyondunderstanding Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
This made me cry, beautifull (:
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ChildrenOfPain Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student Writer
Thank you. :hug:
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beyondunderstanding Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
your verrry welcome :)
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BFRush Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Beautiful.. I'm sorry about your grandmother =( :hug:
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ChildrenOfPain Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student Writer
Thank you for these words. :hug:
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BFRush Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Np =) :hug:
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bowie-loon123 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student Writer
This is lovely, your grandmother would be proud I'm sure. :hug:

Death is always always hard. Recovery is a long journey and not by any means an easy one. Just remember that everyone copes differently. Some cry alot, some don't. Some discuss their emotions, some don't. Some seem to "move on" quickly, some don't. In other words, there is no such thing as a "normal" way to deal with death, because we all react differently, we all express ourselves differently. Always remember this and never feel obliged to behave the way others behave. Individuals are unique, and so an individual's reaction to certain events are also unique. Like all emotions, grief is complicated. It has no rules, no guidelines.

No-one expects you to be prepared for this. Don't suppress your emotions or try to change them. Work through them. Being devastated, breaking down...That's not weak. Do what's right for you. I always avoided expressing any form of grief about anything due to thinking it made me a weakling (yet I never saw others who grieved as weak). I wish I realized that wasn't the case sooner.

You will accept, learn and grow.

I have stated this quote to a few people coping with certain problems. It's one I agree with and it is quite inspiring;

"Life goes through changes so fast, you think your life is great, than one of your best friends dies. Then you think you found someone you truly love, only to figure out, she doesn't love you back. You cry and cry and cry, but nothing changes. You realize, that you must accept things for what they are, and what they have made you become.

Everything in life changes you in some way. Even the smallest things. If you do not accept these changes, you do not accept yourself. For through these changes brings new and greater things to you, making you wiser, as time progresses. To avoid these changes is a loss. You only live your life once. Do not waste a minute of it avoiding things. Let them come to you, and learn from them. There's always tomorrow.
" - Adam R. Gwizdala.

No-one should be expected to "get over" a loss and forget, but time is a great healer. We never "get over" loss, we just learn to cope.

Don't be afraid to turn to your loved ones when you need them most. We all need someone to lean on, and the best supporters are those closest to us.

When you smile, laugh, occupy yourself and feel your life improving, do not be ashamed. No-one wants to destroy your happiness and you are not obliged to sabotage it as a result of a death. Remember that those who truly love you want you to be happy. Even in death, this fact stands.

If you struggle finding support, there is nothing wrong with seeking help from others. Discussing your feelings with a therapist, a friend or a group can all be beneficial for your emotional health. You don't have to hide. Reach out to others and they will reach out to you. If you need psychological help, seek it. Do not be fooled by the theory that they are of no use. Therapists have experienced years of training specifically to help you. Some find them useful, others do not. Avoid judging for yourself until you try.

Here are links some of you may find useful;

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Most importantly, remember that in grief you never have to face your bereavement alone. There is always someone who will help, always someone to consult and always a chance to deal with your woe piece by piece. :hug:

I don't know you, you don't know me, but if you need to chat or vent, you're welcome to drop me a line. RIP to your grandmother. :rose:

Take care, and once again, this piece is fabulous. :heart:
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ChildrenOfPain Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student Writer
Thank you very much for this very thorough and actually quite inspiring comment!

I guess each person has its own way of 'moving on' or 'getting over' a difficult time. I guess my sadness is more from within rather than an obvious thing.

These words were simply meant to express what I had inside me since as I said i felt I lacked the time for a proper goodbye. Though in the end I think about HER first and know deep inside that it was best for her because she was enduring so much pain... As for me I will be ok in time, it's just that I always write about what i feel and I needed to get this out.

Anyway I'm glad you liked it and once again thank you for your words they are deeply appreciated! :tighthug:
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eternal-proesia Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010   Writer
J'imagine fort bien ce que tu peux ressentir à l'instant même ! Je l'ai vécu alors que je n'avais que 15 ans et que le téléphone sonna à 2h00 du matin pour nous envoyer cette si sinistre nouvelle !

Je suis très touchée par tes mots !

Et j'avoue être effrayée de perdre ma dernière aïeule encore vivante à ce jour : ma grand mère maternelle !

Ça fait très mal, ça ronge et ça use, et je n'ai qu'une certitude : le temps est là pour aider à faire le deuil de nos disparus !

Courage mon très cher Benjamin !

Je te présente mes condoléances ainsi qu'à tes parents !


Je pense à toi très fort !

Mes amitiés sincères,

Hanane.

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ChildrenOfPain Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student Writer
Merci à toi!

Il est vrai que toute la famille s'y attendait étant donné qu'elle était malade depuis un certain temps mais le fait que cela se soit passé sous nos yeux, qu'elle ait en quelque sorte attendu que nous soyons tous réunis... C'est assez particulier et m'a profondément touché bien que je suis persuadé que c'est mieux pour elle. La vie est ainsi et il faut laisser le temps panser les plaies.

Tu sais aussi d'ailleurs que mes pensées vont vers toi et la vie que tu portes en toi :) En espérant que tout se passe bien tant pour la mère que pour l'enfant!

Courage à toi aussi!
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