Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Father's Grief

To my boyfriend Donnie
In memory of our son
Braden Ray Leach
April 15, 2013

This poem made me think of you. You've been so strong. I'm so sorry your first Father's Day has to feel like this.

It must be very difficult 
To be a man in grief, 
Since "men don't cry" 
and "men are strong" 
No tears can bring relief.  

They always ask if she's all right 
And what she's going through. 
But seldom take his hand and ask, 
"My friend, but how are you?" 

He hears her crying in the night 
And thinks his heart will break. 
He dries her tears and comforts her, 
But "stays strong" for her sake. 

It must be very difficult 
To start each day anew. 
And try to be so very brave- 
He lost his baby too. 

1 comment:

Jen said...

How true! Prayers and love to Donnie today!