Grief Tearbook: Holding On

This represents the in-between stage of grief, where one knows it is real, yet still reverberating between gnawing on the rope of independence while at times hanging on for dear life to a past already gone and just   o u t    o f     r e a c h .

Holding On

I’m clinging to a hope.

Acting like a dope.

Gnawing on the rope. . .

Yet yearning still to cope.

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

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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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One Response to Grief Tearbook: Holding On

  1. Pingback: Grief Tearbook Introduction: From Grief to Growth | Hildra Tague's Celebrations of Learning Blog

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