Posted by: Ron DuBour | April 23, 2019

Grieving Alone*~by Constancio Sulapas Asumen Jr



DXXI ~> Grieving Alone*

DXXI ~> Grieving Alone*
(Opus521 ~> Grieving Alone)
Grieving proves one private affair; alone,
It must be worn. Whatever parts you share,
The full millstone remains only your own
To bear; sharing might make the burden wear
Lighter, unless you are not the fighter:
Taking complete ownership of your pain
Is one thankless task with not much to gain!
Shedding a tear to wash away your grief,
Relieves more than the gnawing belly-ache;
Helps you restore your faith in your belief;
No matter when you make your first mistake,
Amends are not for you, ad hoc, to make:
Grieving alone owns sanctioned tradition;
Wields sanctity from grown institution!
Statutes meant to prevent the innocent
From falling victim to hackneyed twaddle
Provide such fetters for law enforcement
More cumbersome than cruising side saddle
With the wrong end of the marble paddle:
Grieving, known to be a feat of giving,
Must forfeit surfeit gait with forgiving!
*Hook image (Ronin02H521.jpg), sequestered uncaptioned, from the Pinterest Ronin Samurai cyber collection reached my email inbox by gratis subscription.

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