Poems of Parting and Grief

Poems of Parting and Grief

by Charles Wylie

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Overview

We all have to bear the pain, at some stage or another, of losing family or friends that we love or cherish. Let no-one tell you that the pain will die with time: it doesn't. What's more, we need the grief to hold on to the ones we lose, so don't fight it: bear it. Crying is allowed: even for roughy toughy sailors like me. You will probably feel my tears when you are reading some of these poems. I hope my poetry does not distress you, but rather helps to sustain you when that throat-drying pain wells up and stops you from speaking. Every day I count my blessings, including memories of good times spent with loved one who are no longer with us. You may well find relief in putting your thoughts into verse, as I have. It's much less difficult than you might think. More cheery thoughts can be found in the volumes that go with this one, on Love, Friends, Mystery, Nature, Faith and Family, Fun, Heroes and Indignation, and The Sea.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045531498
Publisher: Charles Wylie
Publication date: 12/15/2013
Series: Sailor Poet - Suite Two , #4
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 212 KB

About the Author

Charles Wylie is a professional British seaman and an amateur dinghy and yacht sailor. He is the luckiest man on the planet, being husband to Jean, father of four, grandfather to nine and godfather to ten. Poetry is a hobby, together with sailing, chess, Scottish Country Dancing, languages, and a variety of other pursuits. He is tickled pink to have been headhunted at the age of 78. As a seaman he had visited all the continents in ships by the age of 21 at over 50 ports and had survived his destroyer being bombed in the Korean War when only just 17 years old. He attributes a reasonable command of the English language to his education at Taunton's Grammar School in Southampton, which set him up for life in four short years. He is particularly grateful to the Royal Navy for its having been a father figure and a source of immense pride for over 65 years. The navy promoted him 10 times, but because he started as a Boy Seaman that means he achieved only the modest rank of Commander (happy with that.) His naval friends (to whom he pays equal respect) range from Able Seamen to Admirals.He is an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, a Freeman of the City of London and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.His poetry was written for himself (and occasionally for family or friends) and is published now after many years of friendly badgering by dear ones. Self-publishing through Smashwords was chosen because he is confident that no modern publisher would want to publish his generally old-fashioned rhyming and scanning verses.Charles is a happy man, much blessed.

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