Words of Sympathy for the Loss of a Grown Son

In memory of an adult son who has gone to a place of greener pastures.
© Joshua Cintron

I’m going to miss your joyous presence, deviant smile—random acts of silliness.
What kind of tribute

would this be if I didn’t pepper my message to you with sarcasm?

But I can’t.

My heart hurts. Yours would too if you were in my shoes. “Don’t get mushy on me”,

that’s what you would say.  You’re right, I won’t. I won’t get teary eyed at

the fond memories you left me with. No I want because what good are
these tears if

they can’t fall on your forehead?

Truth be told, living without you for the rest of my life, sparks the same feeling I felt

when I welcomed your precious face the day you were born—helpless.

Rest in peace my son.

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Note from the Poet

This bereavement poem expresses words of sympathy for the loss of a grown son for you—mother, father, grandfather, grandmother, guardian. May it comfort you in your time of need.

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