Grief is a Long Tunnel

Sarah Willey
Oct 12, 2023
Photo by Manikandan Annamalai on Unsplash

Grief is a Long Tunnel — A Caregiver’s Poem

Grief is a long tunnel.

Mourning the future that is to come.

Mourning the future that could have been.

Trying to live with death.

Grief is a long tunnel. I don’t know where it ends. I don’t know if I want it to.

Can’t go back. There is only forward.

Look for the beauty. Look for the moments that make life worth living. Despite the shadow of grief.



Sarah Willey

Consultant, writer, business scholar. Nonprofit nerd; passionate about relationship-building and community.