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A special welcome
to anyone new to The Grieving Room.

We meet every Monday evening.

Whether your loss is recent,
or many years ago;
whether you've lost a person,
or a pet;
or even if the person you're "mourning" is still alive,
("pre-grief" can be a very lonely and confusing time),
you can come to this diary
and say
whatever you need to say.

Unlike a private journal,
here,
you know:
your words are read by people who share your values
and have been through their own hell.

There's no need to pretty it up
or tone it down.  

It just is.

.....and then eat pie.

Here is the link to all the previous The Grieving Room diaries:  

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I'm posting this,
so folks can have a place to check in,
to console each other.

I hope it's okay.

Thanks for reading.

I'm leaving these quotes in,
from the last time I posted here:

 
Work like you don't need the money.

Love like you've never been hurt.

Dance like nobody's watching.

Satchel Paige

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/...  

Here's my poem,
the only one I formally call a poem:

 

Life Poem

We do what we can
with what we've got.

Our life is only that.

We stand,
at the end of the day.

We see some respect from a few,
our friends.

We smile for a moment.

And then we're gone.

Thanks for reading.

The comment thread
is an open thread,
for you to use,
to pour out your heart,
reveal your pain.

It usually helps
to write it out,
and crying is healthy.

So,
don't hold back.

.......and then eat pie.

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