The Grief Bandit

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)

About edcol52

The Infinite Fountain of Love and Loss flows unceasingly into the pool of memory and sorrow. I created this blog in response to the most dreadful tragedy every parent fears, the death of a child, our 24 year old son, Jake. We are now on an unimagined journey along this road of grief and recovery. If you can find some comfort within these pages, than I will have succeeded in some small measure.
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