Friday, 10 June 2016

On Hearing Sad News

Not all the poems that I write
Are for the big wide world to see
Unexpected news of deaths invite
A private answer - just from me.

An email or an SMS
On such occasions is not right
A phone call might cause needless stress;
I weigh up carefully what to write

In letter or in greetings card
Words of comfort from the heart
How to marshal thoughts is hard
This Vale of Sorrow is so dark ...

My Guardian Angel is close by
I pick up vibes of empathy
Time to meditate; I try
To say I care – that is the key...

(c) Poet in the woods 2016



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