Writing Poetry – A Griever’s Friend
Seven years into Mike Berhardt’s marriage, his wife died.
Writing poetry became a means to express his deep loss on paper.
Reaching out to other grievers, Mike found that, like himself, many others also expressed their experience through poetry. He compiled his first book of poems, Voices of the Grieving Heart.
Thirty years later, during COVID, he gathered more poems and re-contacted the original contributors to hear about their grief journeys 30 years later. These reflections resulted in a second addition of his book.
Hear Mike’s story, his poems, the poems of other contributors and Mike’s thoughts on the sixth stage of grief, Finding Meaning.