Words of Sympathy for the Loss of a Grown Son

Words of sympathy for the loss of a grown son:  he was funny, sarcastic -full of life.  You are too but at a time like this it is difficult to see the beautiful life he lived because the pain of losing him is so great.

by 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 won’t 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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