GRIEF….WHY GRIEF?

I have written two poems on the same topic, GRIEF.

The first poem is written in my unique format – diamond shape, 11 lines with 36 words. Hope you like it.

GRIEF!
G R I E F,
DEEP SORROW,
CUTTING THE SOUL;
NO AMOUNT OF TEARS,
CAN WASH AWAY THE SORROW;
UNTIL WE WILLINGLY LET IT GO!
MUST LEARN TO ACCEPT REALITY,
LIFE CONTINUES WITHOUT STOPPING;
FORGET THE PAST,
GOING FORWARD,
NOW!

The next one is GOOD GRIEF. Any reaction from any one of the readers?

GOOD GRIEF!
Why do we nurse our grief so long,
To show others how much we suffer,
Or satisfy and appease our guilt,
For not having done our best?
Must we need to show our grief,
To evoke sympathy from friends and foes,
Or just for others to see?

We grieve till our tears run dry,
Our voice crack and hoarse!
Our nose red, hot and moist;
Is this the remedy for Grief?
The silent stabbing pain within,
Who can endure its excruciating gnawing,
Without signs of showing from within?

FOR WHATEVER THE REASON,
WE MUST WILLINGLY LEARN TO LET IT GO:
THE PAST CANNOT BE UNDONE,
THE FUTURE REALLY COUNTS;
LEAVING ALL THINGS BEHIND,
STARTING ANEW,
WITHOUT REGRETS!

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