A POEM ABOUT GRIEF
As part of my research to accurately deal with GRIEF in the third novel of “The Dragon’s Back” Christian Fantasy Trilogy, I attended the 13 week GriefShare sessions held at my church. It turned out that I needed the healing they provided more than I ever imagined. In the twelth session I was suddenly struck by a random thought about my Dad & I [he went Home to be wiith the Lord in 2005] sitting around a campfire – and I spent the next half hour pouring out liquid emotions I did not even know I had been holding. As a result of that and the combined program, I am now strongly feeling shared grief with any “real” [in contrast to fictional] mourning people I encounter. God is slowly transforming me into a more sensitive Christian man — and though this is not what I sought for in this time of learning, it is defintely the lesson HE wanted me to learn.
The night that I cried over the loss of my Dad, I went home and wrote the poem posted below, It will eventually be a part of Dragonsback #3. I have posted this on Facebook and have received lots of positive response, for it seems to strike a familiar chord in many hearts that have been touched like mine. Please feel free to copy and distribute the unaltered jpg image to those who might benefit from its message.