time does not heal grief

Time Heals All Wounds?

Written by Susan Noyes Anderson on . Posted in Poems about Death

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Time heals all wounds
so they say,
but do these words
hold true?
If yes, this healing
plays me false, son,
when it comes
to you.

Time fades the line of
chin and cheek,
renders your image
more oblique,
softens your voice
and blunts your gaze,
cloaks sunlit memories
in haze.

The sight of you,
acutely missed,
grows dimmer in
the circling mist
of days and weeks
and months and years.
I pray it never
disappears.

Our world should not
accept with grace
your loss, but rather
mourn the place
of emptiness
your dying left:
Earth, sky and stars
reduced, bereft.

Time does not heal
the loss of you.
It slowly steals you
from my view,
spins shrouds of absence
to break through.

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If this poem resonates with you, you might also enjoy relate to Remembering You, On Loss and Missing Pieces, and Without You.

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