Sorrow Buried in Love-A Poem About Losing A Child to Suicide
ABOUT THIS POST: I write heartfelt poems about losing a child to suicide because I lost my only child, my 20-year-old son, Dylan, to suicide on June 25, 2012. Losing a child to suicide is catastrophic, devastating, life-changing. Writing poems, books, music, and this blog help me process the grief and trauma left behind.
Sorrow Buried in Love
SORROW BURIED IN LOVE So swish to sway to sweet lullaby, Baby will fall in dark of the night. Rocking cradle to grave turning truth upside down: Parents die first leaving children behind. In a world topsy-turvy that cannot make sense, Sacred trust shines the brightest in a child’s innocence. When children die first leaving parents behind, Hope flees with the child leaving grief here for life. To live without sorrow seems an admirable stance, To love without pain always breaking your heart, To smile again when it’s been enough time, To heal back to whole what was once then your life. Yet the loss of a child can’t be undone, Even though bid us well, wishing hope move us on. We can move only forward with our child whom we love, Always there with us always, sorrow buried in love. Beth Brown, ©2022 Sorrow Buried in Love
So Swish to Sway to Sweet Lullaby
Find Hope Here: Poems About Losing a Child to Suicide is a collection of poems filled with the beautiful images of a child’s growing up years juxtaposed against the agonizing pain of the parents who have lost their child.
These poems are excerpted from Bury My Heart: Poems About Losing a Child to Suicide.
Bury My Heart: Poems About Losing a Child to Suicide
Bury My Heart: Poems About Losing a Child to Suicide is a poignant collection of poems that delves into the profound emotions and heart-wrenching journey of losing a child to suicide. Divided into five sections, each section explores a different aspect of grief and allows readers to navigate their own emotions while finding solace in the words.
Section 1: A Deep Sorrow
In this opening section, the writer invites readers to embark on a heartfelt journey through the depths of sorrow. The poems capture the raw pain and initial shock experienced after the devastating loss, painting a vivid picture of the emotional landscape one encounters in the aftermath of such a tragedy.
Section 2: Earth, Stars, Moon, Sky
The second section draws inspiration from nature, using metaphors of the earth, stars, moon, and sky to convey the vast range of feelings evoked by the loss. The poems explore the sense of emptiness, longing, and the yearning for understanding amidst the universe that seems both immense and indifferent.
Section 3: Why?
In this section, the writer grapples with the unanswerable question of “why?”. Through introspective and contemplative verses, the poems delve into the complexities of trying to make sense of the incomprehensible, seeking meaning and searching for solace in the face of an inexplicable loss.
Section 4: In Losing You, I Lost Me Too
This section delves into the deeply personal and transformative impact of losing a child to suicide. The poems reflect on the profound changes that occur within oneself, as the writer navigates through the depths of grief and tries to reclaim and redefine their own identity amidst the pain.
Section 5: That My Love Be With You Always
In the final section, the writer explores the enduring power of love and the narrative of eternal connection. The poems celebrate the everlasting bond between the writer and their child, expressing a desire to ensure that love remains a guiding force, even in the absence of physical presence.
Within Bury My Heart: Poems About Losing a Child to Suicide, readers will find a collection of poems that not only encapsulates the profound grief and complex emotions surrounding the loss of a child to suicide but also serves as a source of comfort and understanding. Through its powerful and evocative verses, this book honors the memory of the beloved child while offering solace to those who have gone through similar experiences.
BURY MY HEART: POEMS ABOUT LOSING A CHILD TO SUICIDE
Find Hope Here: Poems of Love, Loss, and Losing a Child
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