William Shakespeare wrote that parting was sweet sorrow. Rather or not it is sweet or not may be up for debate but the fact that it brings great sorrow cannot be denied. Losing those we love to the unavoidable circle of life creates a wound that never really heals. In many cases it leaves emptiness in your heart that remains with you for the rest of your life. It has been said that human beings are the only life on earth that knows that they will perish. This may be so but knowing that death is unavoidable does not make it any easier to deal with. To lose one that you love so dear drums up emotions that fill the heart with pain. To accept the realization that your relationship on earth with your loved one is over is very hard to bare.
Funerals are very sad. Funerals bring you to that final goodbye to that loved one. Funerals are supposed to be the final chapter in ones journey on earth but memories go on forever. Those heartfelt feelings that we have for those lost always linger. There is nothing good about having to say goodbye to a loved one. However, if you remember how they lived and keep them in your memory than you allow them to go on living in your mind. We can honor the memory of those who have passed in many different ways. We can do so by living our lives in a way that would have made them proud. There is nothing we can do to bring them back and they would not want us to simply give up.
Losing a loved one can be hard to understand. We expect to lose our grandparents, eventually our parents and older family and friends as well. The loss is especially hard when it comes unexpectedly to someone young. They say the good die young. That is not comforting at all. When you lose young siblings or parents lose young children it brings pain that is unbearable. When you lose a loved one there is too much pain and sorrow to deal with. So what do you do? You have to find a way to live with it. You have to find an outlet that will allow you to attempt to heal your emotions. Many down through time have shared their deepest emotions of loss in the form of poetry.
Although much of this poetry deals with sorrow and pain it also can be inspirational. When people find an outlet for their feelings it allows them to find relief and what comes out of that is a different point of view. You begin to remember how your loved one lived and all the great times you had together. You begin to write about how they touched you and the people around them. Remember not only how your loved ones died but rather how they lived. Explore poems and perhaps you will be touched by an experience very close to your own.