My Five Stages of Grief - A Father's Journey to Recovery from Bereavement

My Five Stages of Grief by Darren Heart is an emotional story of the author's ten year journey of recovery and healing from the grief and overwhelming sense of loss caused by the tragic deaths of his long term partner, and shortly afterwards, his step son. This book chronicles the author's moving story of grief with emotional poetry and prose, offering support for those that have lost a loved one. More

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About Darren Heart

Born amid the rolling hills of Hampshire, South of the United Kingdom in 1968, Darren Heart has always found poetry a comfortable medium for expression. Love poems were a particular passion, although often passionate and private by nature. Indeed love poetry often served as valuable communication tool with his long term partner.

Tragedy strikes the family when his partner becomes unwell, requiring significant surgery and a lengthy hospital stay. Once again romantic poetry steps in to lend a hand, with loving poetic messages tucked away in Get Well Soon cards.

Tragedy, unlike lightning, can indeed strike twice, only nine months later, her struggle for life comes to an end. Tragedy thrice, four days pass, Darren's step son sadly passed away from a massive heart attack, caused by the same genetic disorder that had taken his mother.

Heart-broken, overwhelmed by grief, and suffering the extra strain of new found single parenthood with their young child, Darren soon turned back to the pen, using poems to document and help process his feelings.

Over the next ten years, Darren's writing, at the time not shared with the world, played an important role in his journey to recovery from such tragic bereavement and grief, and therefore now makes his poems available to the public. His goal is to provide some comfort to those who may be struggling with a similar journey.

With a preferred, easy to read style, leaning towards Ballad and Tanka, Darren's writing captures and expresses raw emotions that often provoke a tingle down the spine, or bring a tear to the eye.

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