General Poetry posted November 4, 2018

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I share the grief of WWI widows and mothers.

Her Grief Is Mine

by RodG

Empathy with Grief Contest Winner 
Her grief is mine--
the young bride
in the small French village
whose husband left to fight
and died,
never knowing
he'd sired the child
still growing
In her womb.
I hear her wailing,
the endless nights
she cried.

A few years hence
dark-haired daughter
now three
at her mother's side
pink roses on
her daddy's grave,
without a notion
how or where
he died.

A decade, maybe two
and mother has come
Bowed head gray,
she kneels beside
her husband's grave.
Silently she weeps
and vividly recalls
that horrid day
she became a widow,
felt the sudden pain
and cried

Writing Prompt
Write a poem of any style that shows empathy for the grief of another human being. There are no line length requirements.

Empathy with Grief
Contest Winner


This painting is titled GRIEVING WOMAN IN SMALL FRENCH VILLAGE 1917. The artist is likely Laplau Janssen who was Danish. Courtesy of Google images.

I grieve for all the mothers and widows of that generation of young soldiers lost in the Great War a hundred years ago.
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