I follow a blog called Grieving Dads. It is a forum for men to share their grief and experiences of grief. I commented on a post about the Grief Bandit, lurking in the rocks, waiting to strike. One of the dads wrote this poem about the bandit. Thank you Leif for expressing the feelings so eloquently.
The Grief Bandit
He lurks in the darkest corners of your mind
Seeking unguarded moments,
Moments that bring joy to your heart
He seeks to steal.
He seeks to remind you of pain,
To rob you of any moments of happiness.
To hijack your memories.
No cage can hold him, no chains can bind.
He will fool you in thinking he has gone
He will lay in wait biding his time,
…. Waiting till you are unprepared.
Beware the Grief Bandit.!
Leif Kelly (2014)