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Loss Can Be Growth


Flowers blossoming in Death Valley

This is a period of loss

For many of us.

Loss is hard to take.

Something or someone

Meaningful to us

Is gone,

Perhaps forever.

It fills us

With sadness and regret.

Thereโ€™s an emptiness

That seeks to be filled.

Letโ€™s view loss as an opportunity.

Take the time to reflect โ€“

What was it that was so meaningful,

That is no longer there?

What we lost was unique,

But the meaning

May be found elsewhere.

We just need to know

What to look for.

A deeper understanding of meaning

And why our loss was so meaningful

Could help us in our journey ahead.

We would be more aware

Of the meaning that matters

And be more focused

In seeking it out.

Growth is about

Finding more meaning.

Loss can give us much more insight

Into the meaning

That will help us to

Grow and flourish

Far beyond

Where we are today.

If we prepare fertile ground,

Flowers will blossom,

And our lives will be a lot richer

And, itโ€™s even possible that

What we have lost

May return,

But with much more richness.


Anish Nanavaty

September 12, 2020at 8:56 pm

Growth is about Finding more meaning


John Karageorgiou

September 10, 2020at 6:13 pm

The artistic spirit is one of renewal and growth. Nicely written John ๐Ÿ’›

Melissa Vaarzon Morel

September 5, 2020at 11:33 am

Cathartic towards grief to find peace and hopeful reconciliation of what is this year. Thank you for putting the difficult into words to help all express, feel and move through the experience we are all unavoidably in together.


September 5, 2020at 1:23 am

Well done, John….Mil gracias for sharing

Zen Yinger

September 3, 2020at 1:56 pm

Deeper Understanding Of Meaning really resonated with me. Love your poem, John. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™

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