not an oxymoron

Good Grief

Good grief
a phrase worth pondering.......

Sad relief
for a stunned heart's wandering

Poetry by Phyllis J. Rhodes
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Written on 2010-04-01 at 20:07

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Phyllis J. Rhodes
Damon, the heading above the title says not an oxymoron referring to a question, "How can grief be good?" Good grief is a phrase we often use like "For goodness sake!" Or, OMG. The line Sad relief, for a stunned heart's wandering refers to the process of grieving. Loss of a loved one or something very important is often stunning; numbing the heart that is lost and trying to find sense in what feels senseless. When the grieving process sets in it is the beginning of relief from the overpowering sadness one feels. I am not surprised you didn't get it. I doubt many did. Hope my explanation makes sense.

I didn't get this one!