Grief's Monster
Author: Capricorn


Grief's Monster

My Dearest Dad,

My spirit collapsed
when I heard you were
beckoned through
deathís dark tunnel,
and welcomed by
the radiant warmth
of familiar faces.

I wish deathís clock
had waited
for us to say

When will
griefís appetite
be satisfied?
-- the monster
gnaws away
inside my chest
until itís raw.

My mindís awhirl
with words
I could have said
last time we met;
I hope you hear
my whispers now.

I love you Dad

Öand miss you.

------- Author's Notes -------

My Father died Monday May 10th 2004


Comments on this poem/writing:

barb ( -- Wednesday, May 19 2004, 02:12 pm


oh this is beautiful cap. you should have someone read it at the funeral. sorry for your loss.
Meridian ( -- Wednesday, May 19 2004, 02:16 pm


Hey Cap.... Nice tribute to dedicate to your father.... I send my deepest condolences to you and your family

Martin V ( -- Wednesday, May 19 2004, 02:57 pm

Cap, your Dad heard every word, before, you spoke


As you know, Dads and daughters are a special pair, sharing life and beyond, your dad heard every word, he hears them from your heart and he is NOT gone, just changed locations. From his new place, you can see his face as the morning sun and his winking eyes at night, as he continues to love and watch over you. Now, the two of you can speak to each other at anytime and he will hear every word and, most of all, he will reply. Dads and Daughters, are a special pair.

My heart is in these words Cap.

LinzAy ( -- Wednesday, May 19 2004, 04:06 pm


Beautiful poem. So sorry about the loss of your father. My heart goes out to you and your family. Stay strong.
Terrie* ( -- Thursday, May 20 2004, 02:46 am


i feel the pain in your soul
and the tears from your heart
as you grief,
i too was extremely close
to my dad.
may Gods loving arms
embrace and cradle you
as your comforted
by the words of many of your friends
that hold you dear
to their hearts
as your precious memories
never depart..
may your tears
be your vision
of his new found light...
Hugs and Prayers
to you and your family..
w/Gods love,Terrie*
barb ( -- Thursday, May 20 2004, 05:29 am

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terrie I know this comment was for cap but your writing was so beautifully put it made me emotional. very nice terrie.
Cap ( -- Thursday, May 20 2004, 10:06 pm

Hi Barb

Thanks Barb ... I think it would have been too much for me to hear, even if someone else was reading it.
Cap ( -- Thursday, May 20 2004, 10:07 pm

Hi Meridian

Thanks for your kind thoughts
Cap ( -- Thursday, May 20 2004, 10:10 pm

Hi Martin

Thanks for those thoughts Martin. I love the sky and will always remember Dad when I look up. Thanks
Cap ( -- Thursday, May 20 2004, 10:11 pm

Hi LinzAy

Thanks for your kind thoughts
Cap ( -- Thursday, May 20 2004, 10:15 pm

Hi Terrie

Your words have touched my heart -- I feel your embrace -- I know you understand.

Thanks so much
Terrie* ( -- Thursday, May 20 2004, 10:43 pm


it was the vision of your bleedin' heart
that we came to understand..
God simply could not allow for you to face this alone
the embrace is not mine alone..
it is of a tribal of friends..
whom walk you thru this darkness..
Name:                                           Remember Me

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