Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Father's Grief

It must be very difficult
To be a man in grief.
Since "men don't cry" and "men are strong"
No tears can bring relief.

It must be very difficult
To stand up to the test.
And field calls and visitors
So that she can get some rest.

They always ask if she's alright
And what she's going through.
But seldom take his hand and ask,
"My friend, how are you?"

He hears her cry in the night
And thinks his heart will break.
And dries her tears and comforts her
But "stays strong" for her sake.

It must be very difficult
To start each day anew.
And try to be so very brave-
He lost his baby too.

                                                         --Eileen Knight Hagemeister

1 comment:

  1. This post really struck me. As we went through this, my husband was the rock, and after I come out of my grief a bit, I became worried about him. I tried to create the space he needed to grieve as well. It must be hard for them for so many different reasons. Thank you for sharing!


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