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Grandparents Grieve Too

Some people may forget Grandparents grieve watch their children grieve

And don’t know what to do

They try to make things better

But sometimes it makes it worse

Their grandchild should be driven home

Not driven in a hearse

They have not just lost a grandchild

They watch their child in pain

They hold it all together

But their grief isn’t the same

To see your child hurting

For the baby they have lost

They want to take the pain away

From those they love the most

They speak words of encouragement

From their wise words of wisdom In time you will get stronger

And your child not forgotten

Sometimes they might not show us

The pain we want them too

But I assure you they are hurting

Just as much as you

But themselves as a parent

Feel they must stay strong

Their own child is grieving

And the process is long It’s not a case of taking months

It’s a case of taking years

But every step along the way

They’ll be there to wipe your tears.

-Natalie Calvert

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