When Words Fail

“I’m sorry for your loss”.

Heartfelt.  Truth.

Meant to comfort.

Said with hope to soothe.

Often with love.

But no word has yet been uttered

That gives back or replaces,

What has been lost.


We utter them still.

Letting sounds stumble.

Words tumbling.

Failing us.

When we need them to serve another.

“I’m sorry”

Will never be enough.

Even in the truth of the words-



An uttered cry

May carry better

Than the failed word.