Poem: “No Return Policy”

by Sherah-Leigh Gerber

Grief is a roller coaster

Trapped on a ride you didn’t choose
Raising existential questions on a mundane Monday

Grief is a marathon

Tears unbidden as you unload the dishwasher and fold laundry 
Unfinished business rising without a pretty bow

Grief is a runaway train

Relentlessly chugging over anything in its path
Freighting each decision you make 

Grief is a gift

One you didn’t register for
Dispensation that comes from love and loss
photo submitted by the author

Thank you, Sherah-Leigh for sharing out of your life and heart!

“Grief is a gift; one you didn’t register for”.


Do you feel like you’re running a marathon these days? Are you stuck on a ride you didn’t choose, but know you need to see through to the finish? Human experience comes wrapped up in the twin bows of love and loss–how are you experiencing that reality?

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