Are you hurt my friend?
Do the wounds run deep?
Are they embedded in your mind and don’t let you sleep?
I can feel your loss
I can feel your pain
You keep spiralling down on it like a bird flying down on its prey
You keep slipping on the slide of grief
and there is not much I can do
I stand like a silent spectator
wishing you would get through
and finally get your closure
and finally you will arise
shedding the old skin
after your misery is purged in the blazing fire
I know a day will come when you shall not be tormented by your past
when you will look upon those memories fondly and let go of them, at last.
Poem by Harshi
The fascinating and mesmerising featured click is by Maxim Tajer (Unsplash)
How long is long enough for grieving?
There is no fixed time. For some, it might be hours, for some days and for a few, years to get their closure. As a friend, all one can do is stay put and never lose hope.