Andrew Charles Forrest

...Of Love and Grief

Of Love and Grief


In life’s suburbs

There were two neighbours

Joy and Happiness with the daughter Love

Pain and Sorrow with their son Grief

Though they never socialised

They took comfort in knowing each other was there

For one could not exist without the other

One day when they were older and their parents were memories

 Love smiled at Grief and saw him differently

Grief smiled back at Love and neither was scared

They took comfort knowing they grew up on that same street

In life’s suburbs


  • Fay Slimm.

    A stunning picture-verse of imagery Andrew which points readers to more understanding of what goes on in "life's suburbs" - a more than fine piece of writing.

  • Neville

    this is a remarkable bit o poetry mate.. sent a shiver up and down my spine, so it did.... Top marks sir..


  • sylviasearcher

    This gave me a warm feeling ๐ŸŒˆ


    HI ANDREW ~ Thanks for caring & sharing ! In every thing there is Positive & Negative but between them EQUILIBRIUM is restored & maintained ! Joy & Pain ~ Happiness & Sorrow ~ Love & Grief. In my experience (due to circumstances) our inividual lives can swing between these extremes ! In any Family & Communty we ALL need each other at ALL times to establish and maintain SOCIAL EQUILIBRIUM ~ AMEN

    Blessings & Joy to YOU & YOURS
    ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก

  • orchidee

    A fine write Andrew.

  • Goldfinch60

    What a wonderful write Andrew. Yes opposites attract.

  • Suresh

    An amazing outlook, one cannot survive without the other.

  • Alta H Mabin

    Absolutely brilliant write, Andrew.

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