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Touching your grief

Yes, I know - it simply isn’t done

To ask you how you really are

Grief like yours is such a private thing

Best not intrude

At least that’s what they say

So one or two brave words from you

Just now and then I guess, will have to do

Except that knowing you so well and for so long

Entitles me perhaps to something more

Than standing by you and watching you endure

So trust me not to go too far

When asking how you are another way

Conversing with our eyes perhaps

And words that god has given us to say

A hand to touch. An arm on which to lean sometimes

And should you feel you cannot face another day

A loving, warm embrace

Max Gorham

Butlers Green Road, Haywards Heath

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