Grief

I have no way to know your grief
No salve of rhyme to bring relief
No words of wisdom or belief
No way to cheat life’s senseless thief

I have no way to block the pain
No shelter from the driving rain
No words to make the madness sane
No way to dry what tears remain

I have no light for these dark days
No shining star or warm sun’s rays
No passage through the lonely maze
No honey for death’s bitter ways

Yet with these simple words I send
My love and blessings as a friend
With hope that broken hearts can mend
And faith that this is not the end

Wayne Visser © 2017

Book

Life in Transit: Favourite Travel & Tribute Poems

This creative collection, now in its 2nd edition, brings together travel and tribute poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology pays tribute to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, Barack Obama, Antoni Gaudí & Leonardo da Vinci, and reflects on travels ranging from China and South Africa to Ecuador and Russia. Life is lived in the in-between / In transit / Between coming and going / Between staying and moving on / Between here and there / And what we call home / What we call settled or contented / Is merely a resting place / A station for refuelling / A nexus for reconnecting / A junction for changing direction. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.

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