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Old 08-15-2013, 10:50 AM
Agatha Christie (Offline)
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HIDDEN GRIEF by Julie Patten

Hidden beneath a strong façade
Is grief you will never see
Never know, though there it be.

Like a clock ticking incessantly
The façade is common routine
While deep grief remains unseen.

The constant 'tick' and 'tock'
So reliable, so reassuring.
While inside, is sadness gnawing.

The regularity of the clock
You can ignore this trivial sound.
It's just part of life's background.

If grief was as clear as the clock face
If you could see the workings beneath
Great compassion you would bequeath.