Grief Tearbook: Giving Up

The Acceptance Stage of Grief lets one recognize the gravity of the sadness, yet consider that holding on to the grief forever serves no purpose. This stage is the hint of moving on with one’s life:

Giving Up

Giving up is not all bad.

One thing’s for sure; it’s so very sad.

Divorce? Among my friends that’s not the fad.

Someday my aim is to again be glad   .   .   .


Things can never be like they were.

Because ‘were’ is gone and it’s just a mere blur   .   .   .

Copyright by Hildra Tague. Obtain author’s permission for use online or in print.


About grantutor

Career educator in both public and private schools. Has tutored all ages. Writes about education, parenting, & seniors. Sings harmony with folk/rock group and a choir. Caregiver for spouse who dealt with Stage IV cancer. Happy person committed to nature and conservation of a green world.
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  1. Pingback: Grief Tearbook Introduction: From Grief to Growth | Hildra Tague's Celebrations of Learning Blog

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