Time will Ease the Hurt – Poem

Time will Ease the Hurt

The sadness of the present days

Is locked and set in time,

And moving to the future

Is a slow and painful climb.

But all the feelings that are now

So vivid and so real

Can’t hold their fresh intensity

As time begins to heal.

No wound so deep will ever go

Entirely away;

Yet every hurt becomes

A little less from day to day.

Nothing else can erase the painful

Imprints on your mind;

But there are softer memories

That time will let you find.

Though your heart won’t let the sadness

Simply slide away,

The echoes will diminish

Even though the memories stay.

– Unknown Author

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2 replies

  1. My favourite bereavement poem is Remember by Christina Rossetti:

    Remember me when I am gone away,
    Gone far away into the silent land;
    When you can no more hold me by the hand,
    Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
    Remember me when no more day by day
    You tell me of our future that you plann’d:
    Only remember me; you understand
    It will be late to counsel then or pray.
    Yet if you should forget me for a while
    And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
    For if the darkness and corruption leave
    A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
    Better by far you should forget and smile
    Than that you should remember and be sad.

    Christina Rossetti

  2. What I liked is that the poem blended realism with a positive outlook on the healing of emotional scars. Really a good poem!

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