Being a victim is a state of mind dictated by others.
A survivor dictates his or her own state of mind.
A victim fears the moments of grief.
A survivor welcomes those moments!
A victim knows about feeling down and tries to stay up.
A survivor knows feeling down is okay.
A victim tries hard to hide the tears.
A survivor never leaves home without kleenex.
A victim struggles to maintain a state of normalcy.
A survivor knows normal no longer exists.
A victim gets caught in isolation.
A survivor reaches out when they need to.
A victim is afraid they in time will forget.
A survivor knows they never will!
A victim sometimes feels guilty laughing.
A survivor laughs through their tears.
A victim tries at times to block out the memories.
A survivor embraces memories of all kinds.
A victim wants someone to cure his or her grief.
A survivor just wants someone to share his or her journey.
A victim struggles to get over their grief.
A survivor fights to get through it.
A victim tries to get on with their life.
A survivor lives their life knowing nothing will ever be the same.
A victim says, “Oh I’m okay”…then secretly cries.
A survivor openly cries… and says, “I’m okay.”
I came across this piece from the support group that I attend to whenever I can. I hope that somehow this will help someone who is also suffering from a loss.