Adrift

Adrift : Poems After the Death of a Child-And Other Writings

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The death of a child is the greatest loss of all. Losing one's child is a non-negotiable experience that can cast one adrift in uncharted waters in a boat without anchor or rudder. Initially, one's mind is kept busy attending to necessary arrangements-but within a few days, the reality of loss sets in-and does not leave. The order of the day suddenly becomes disorder, and seeing it through is the ordeal at hand for emotional survival. "Adrift: Poems After the Death of a Child" was my attempt to sort things out in poetry after the death of our son John. It is story of loss, heartrending sadness, and somber remembrance of our son; and yet, it is a story in poems that, in the telling, helps me to get through the trial. I hope that my story helps all who suffer the greatest loss of all.

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 148 x 220 x 6mm | 117.94g
  • 30 Aug 2005
  • iUniverse
  • Bloomington IN
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0595366902
  • 9780595366903

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