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Lesson From The Grinch

alone
in the dark times

after my son died

i was
irritated
and jealous

of the
people

who still had
children
and who celebrated
holidays

it wasn't fair

enjoying themselves
their laughter
smiles
and well-wishes
were too much to bear

like the Grinch

i wanted to steal
their joy
and make them
suffer
as i was suffering

they say
in Whoville

that the Grinch’s heart
grew three sizes

and when his heart
wasn’t so tight

he gave back
all of the gifts
and food
that he had
so selfishly hoarded

now
when i see you
speak to you
or even
just have
a thought about you

my heart
grow’s three sizes

and when my heart
isn’t so tight

i want to spread
all of the kindness
and love
that i have
so selfishly hoarded

and i find
not only
do i want to
keep my heart open
and
share in the feast

i also want to
carve
the roast beast
with you

© 2019 Raibeart Bruis
Kinkpoet
Written by Kinkpoet
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Author's Note
This one popped into my head this morning while doing yard work. It is not about one person, but about all of the people who have been in my life and have helped my heart to grow again. Appropriate...
This one popped into my head this morning while doing yard work. It is not about one person, but about all of the people who have been in my life and have helped my heart to grow again. Appropriate for fathers day, I think.
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