Tulip Chowdhury
2 min readFeb 16, 2024

An unwelcome guest. Grief comes to take over

our smiles, laughter, and happy thoughts,

and it makes every breath an act of pain.

Grief doesn’t come alone but hidden under its dark cloak

it brings Sorrow, Tears, Sadness, Heartache, and more.

Grief comes to invite us to a party of Seekers of Death.

The deeper the sorrow, the easier it seems

to give up life and die: an accessible refuge to take.

But here is the thing,

Grief and Happiness are two friends like Yin and Yang

they follow us on every step side by side

and Yin, our favorite one must give Yang a place

knowing well that when Yang takes over, we fall and cry.

Grief, when it comes, challenges us to stand firm

on a solid rock of Hope, it tests our Faith.

No matter how raging the sea,

we stand firm on a solid rock of Hope

and have Faith that the storm shall pass, too.

Grief is breathing hard and slow

knowing that the heart shall stop one day.

Tulip Chowdhury writes from Georgia, USA.



Tulip Chowdhury

There are moments of magic and challenges in living this earthly life. May my wings soar through the blessed energy of the universe.