Nursing Wounds

Nursing Wounds

Nursing Wounds || Viano Dee

What do you tell a grieving man?
Someone who has lost their loved one
to sickness, a crash
to someone else, to war

How do you console a grieving soul?
One who has lost their all
to theft, to flames
to drought, to rain

How about those who have lost their pride
to blackmail or rape
to lies, disgrace
humiliation or mistakes…

Do you say it’s okay,
that everything will be fine?
Do they even want to
hear you speak in that moment?

Maybe they do. Maybe not.
But one thing they do
is to nurse their wounds.

Perhaps, the best you can do
is to silently watch them
embrace their pain.

Because sometimes words
offer no comfort
but actions do.

You see them, you listen then
embrace them. Believe them,
you feel them, sit with them,
sync with them, pray for them
and grieve in silence.

Written and Performed: Viano Dee
Instrumental: Soft & Sad by TimMoor

About “Nursing Wounds”

Nursing Wounds is a piece that talks about how to deal with people that are grieving. Sometimes, talking isn’t the best option especially when the wound is still fresh and nothing can be done about the situation. In some cases, people just want to grieve in silence and the best one can do at that moment is to embrace them and let them.

Has there been any instance where all you wanted to do was grieve in silence? Share your stories below.

Do you have a contrary view? Let’s talk about it at the comment section.

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Viano Dee

Non-niche blogger. Poet. Songwriter. A hardcore romantic. Her write-ups could take any form: poetry, articles, and even songs in ways that'll inspire you, resonate with you, or tell a story while keeping you both informed and entertained.

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Lori Bosworth

I completely agree with your thoughts on dealing with pain in another. Sometimes it’s best just to listen and not say anything.


I couldn’t agree with you more, over 6 years ago when my mother died there wasn’t anything that anyone could do to make it better. Time is the ultimate healer.


I know what you mean about preferring to grieve in silence. But we are all different so grieve in different ways.


wonderful poem, very talented and touching. I enjoyed reading it


Dealing with grief is painful. I completely understand and agree with your thoughts. Time does help us to heal. When I lost my mother 11 years ago, it was like a dead end for me but with time, the pain did subside.


Wounds are an interesting topic to write about. They can be fresh, or faded… yet they still bring pain. Those who learn from them benefit from valuable life lessons.


Grief is a special, special emotion that connects us to ourselves and to others in universal love and truth. Powerful piece, Viano.

Jennifer Villanueva

Such deep and profound words… very touching, it leaves void on the hearts of those probably with the same sentiments- who lost something or someone in their lifetime. Thank you very much for sharing this. It made me want to go back to poetry writing as well. It’s been a decade since i last did.


It’s true that sometimes words don’t offer comfort. Actions can have a much larger impact.


Thats a very beautiful poem. It was really very heart touching.

Orphan Sugarbaby Mogul/ Monica Chimombo

I agree with all you have said, I would first be there for them, I would then look out for cues of where they need more of my help and work with them as they need.

Bethan Taylor-Swaine

This is so thoughtful. As someone who is currently experiencing grief there are times when silence is appreciated so much more than words that are well meant but misplaced.


lovely poem! you are so talented! love it


Grief can overtake you completely sometimes. It is good to find different ways one can express it.


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