Grief

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

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In response to dVerse’s Meeting the Bar: Zen Poetry

I grieve
you say let go
I let go

The pain remains
you say un-attach
I un-attach

Tears fall
you say allow their fall
I allow their fall

Water cleanses
you say look below
I look below

Tether is gone
you say let it go
I let it go

Sky meets water
you say no beginning no end
I say no beginning no end

23 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    I was very moved by this poem Ami.

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      1. Sadje says:

        🥹🥹🥹

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  2. poetisatinta says:

    Ami this is truly beautiful and so moving thank you for sharing ❤

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments, great prompts and the gift of your time. 🙏

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    2. Angela says:

      You are so welcome 💕

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  3. Rob Kistner says:

    Love the feeling to this piece. It’s more about acceptance than resignation, I find that very Zen. Have a great holidays see you next year

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    1. Thank you so much Rob! Happy Christmas and Merry New Year to you as well. 😊

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  4. KL Caley says:

    Beautiful Ami. KL ♥️

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  5. Grace says:

    This reads like a mantra for relaxation and embracing the present time. Thanks for joining in. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.

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  6. Thank you Grace. My very good, aged friend who is a Buddhist Monk, has been trying (in vain) to teach me for many, many years to let go and not hold on to attachments. Maybe I’m starting to get it. Merriest Holiday Season to you as well. 🥰

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  7. M Jay Dixit says:

    This is so good. Touched my heart. Thank you!

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    1. You are most kindly welcome! 🙏

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  8. It is so easy to advice and much harder to follow.

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  9. Sunra Rainz says:

    Love the feeling of acceptance in this poem, Ami ❤

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  10. rothpoetry says:

    This is wonderfully written. I love the circle of letting go but never letting go!

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        You are welcome!

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  11. Perfect example of zen writing.

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    1. I am honored. Thank you! 🙏

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