Blog Post Showcase: Angela Tulloch: Grief and Loss Poetry Part 4


Hello everyone, and welcome to Wednesday’s new ongoing series, where I’ll be showcasing the blog posts that the graduates of my workshop via onlinevents experiential workshops have written.

In Today’s post, Angela shares another lovely poem about grief, particularly in regard to guilt and shame.

Make sure you read part 1, 2 and 3.


Grief and loss


Often people will have expectations of how you should respond to grief, and this can cause you to feel guilt and shame.

Here are some poems to encourage you in your personal and very individual journey with grief and loss.


Expectations


I stand in the shadows feeling no pain

I stand in the shadows expected to cry.

The eyes are upon me willing me to say something! Do something!

React this way or that way, anything, just show a sign.

I stand in the shadows feeling no pain

I stand in the shadows expected to cry.

The eyes are upon me willing me to say something! Do something!

React this way or that way, anything, just show a sign.

I stand in the shadows watching. 

Waiting, will there ever be a right time.

Do I hold onto others grief?

Or do I keep silence in the shadows of my own?


By Angela Tulloch


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