When you lose someone,
the loss of others returns in waves,
a crushing longing of memories
seeps in under the floorboards,
warps each plank and raises the seams.
I try to steer away from the wind,
but it follows me and brushes
my cheek and brow,
reminding me that I’m still here
and I have yet to drown.
a/n: Lost a dear friend today... not sure how I'll hold up as I get older and the losses increase... it's never easy. I suppose I shouldn't think it will ever get easier, maybe that knowledge alone will be my saving grace. Right now I'm wallowing in every loss I've ever experienced and it's uncomfortable and nostalgic at the same time.
A wonderful poem Trish. It got more powerful as it read out. My thoughts are for your sorrow. Be well. It becomes an accepted part of life. The heart begins to understand.
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Thank you @Forgewright. I needed that tonight.
A beautiful poem written straight from the tip of the arrow that has broken your heart. Had you not offered an author's note I would have indeed been puzzled by this poem. I am deeply sorry for your loss and am afraid any condolence I may have to offer may just be a pale reminder to the pain you suffer. You seem a strong person and I would imagine the pain you now feel will turn to remembrance of your friend. The lines on your face and tears on your cheek will turn to a smile at the memory of special time you shared with the friend you've lost.
It is my wish for you in your time of grief and sorrow that time be your friend. May it heal your broken heart swiftly and your eyes will see the life that flourishes around you to be enjoyed while you are here. Our time here is but a fleeting moment my friend and a light as bright as yours should not be coveted by the dark clouds of despair.
Semper Fi Trish............
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Thanks @Killerelite and yes, I'll be fine, but truthfully I have been very fortunate to not have lost many close friends in my life and I don't know if that lack of experience makes it easier or more difficult, so I am still trying to figure that out.
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