Grief is the darkness of a broken life.
Grief crushes like a deadly avalanche.
Grief is a story sea that throws the heart
into the depth of pain, the center of despair.
But we are given tender remedies:
Remembrance of a golden joy embraced,
Rich feeling left from moments in the sun.
If we but reach for these:
they wait beyond the dark to give us hope,
to let us live again, to let us celebrate
the people gone from earth, yet always here
eternal light of memory and love.