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Her husband ran across a road;
The bus was speeding, so I’m told,
And squashed him flat.
She wished she had the heart to cry,
His ashes in her mouth and eye;
She only spat.
For Susan’s The Blues tail rhyme contest
bereavement, hope, inspirational,
There is a Pain that none can heal
Except with the touch Your grace,
Though I can't fathom what she feels
I pray that she may see Your face
And seeing, find there awesome peace
The comfort You alone can give
Ease her grief, LORD, let it cease-
Let her heart, Your Light receive.
For her loss, bless her Your Presence
With the truth men are not infinite
Hold her now in her love's absence
For with You, life's Hope she meets!
All rights reserved~~Cynthia Buhain-Baello~~01.27.14
Three months since you passed
escaping your long shadow
will be quite a walk
grief, life, loneliness, tree,
The log-men cut down all signs of the trees
But the one that exists in the center
The expressive white snow on all the leaves
Carries awe about them in the weather
Glowing in the sun, the tree surely grieves
As those trees were his sisters and brothers
Powerful this lone tree sees the beauty
Of what used to be, but is now empty
death, sympathy, journey,
“a journey we do not ask to take,
but one that occurs with death”
Gone is your physical embodiment of life,
Remembering memories of our time together,
Inability to comprehend you’re not here,
Exploring my feelings, feeling your soul,
Very difficult journey to a new reality
Is not a problem to be fixed but an experience to live through.
Not forgotten but-
Written by Lee Ramage
September 7, 2011
For Constance LaFrance’s Contest
“Write it Deep and Dramatic, Please”
Won 6th Place
age, allegory, death, death of a friend, loss, love, missing you,
Need I dwell
Where the last
And live such
Nay! To your
That I love less
For cutting short
So wear a
Of a blameless
christmas, death, grief,
A frenzy, a chaos of
celebration all around.
Togetherness and ritual imposed while
inside of me a splintering
No respite, no escape from
faces eager to connect
to share, to love.
Grief is a mongrel here;
an agony of burden on
the righteous shoulders of joy
I can only run, crying out,
in frantic search of
This tree, this breeze that
gives me permission
gives me space
Its tapestry of lace against
a grey ocean of sky
shrouds me from expectation,
defending my right
death, depression, lost love, recovery from..., sad
Wisdom scorns while destiny forgets
The truth of reality suddenly hits.
Smacks you in the face brings you to your knees
Suddenly everything begins to freeze
Time flows by yet everything stands still
All your memories inside become unreal
Visions flash before your eyes
Tears of blood fall as your soul cries
Everything floats away but the pain always stays
Depression maddening for days and days
Inside you hurt you hurt so damn much
And all you wish for…that last touch
in stark contrast to pastoral silence-
prolonged convulsive sobbing
of a distraught widow
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Contest: Writing Challenge 4
Sponsor: Dear Heart
© 20th March 2019
bereavement, grief, loss, missing you, sad,
I am inconsolable
I need answers
I hear music
I see rain
I want peace
I am grieving
I pretend happiness
I feel grief
I touch flowers
I worry about the afterlife
I cry out in loneliness
I am grieving
I try to help others
I long to find hope
I watch the sunset
I smile at your name
I cry for your loss
I am grieving
grandparents, grave, grief, longing, lost love, love,
I kneel before her.
Met her when I turned age six.
May her poor soul rest.
anniversary, child, death, grief, loneliness, lonely, loss,
Tomorrow looms like no other,
each year no less than before,
bringing back pain of separation.
Doctors could not explain,
my body never complained,
until that day when the pregnancy ended.
No ritual brought closure.
No support came from those knowing not what to say.
My husband seemed confused.
Tomorrow I alone will grieve,
loving the child I never knew.
An empty bedroom with closed door—
the only monument.
Partially decorated, undusted,
preserving vestiges of hope.
My husband will leave in the morning,
his daily routine unbroken.
Strangers will live in our house
until the season passes.
Strange how a grief
can sometimes arrive,
elusive at the time
of bereavement, but catching up
only later, sometimes years.
Do you ever muse
on what is not there,
it's eluded you till now?
Was he less of value then?
Has he gained importance since?
10th grade, 11th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, grief,
The child who has lost a grandparent
Wants to spend all of her time with the surviving ones.
Watching them sleep, checking their breathing.
Fearful of the next step.
The child who has lost a parent
Does not want to waste time
She is afraid the other parent will disappear
If she comes to school; so she clings and cries.
The child who has lost a sibling
Now knows children are destructible, and killable.
He feels guilty at recess, choosing not to play
Because his brother no longer can.
The child who survives death
Of a loved one
death, loss, love, sad,
Her hanging coat now adorns the hallway
The umbrella, pink, left within the stand
The rooms, now dark, windows hardly opened
As she had left me… lonely is this man
She had been ailing, weaker she had gotten
The doctor gave her six months at most to live
It wasn’t enough, her body gave up quickly
So now I live so deep within… I grieve
The rains of yesterday seem to be eternal
So, yes, I’ll keep her coat just where it stays
One day, maybe one day, I’ll go to see her
For now, I live in loneliness… and pray
I pray that God holds you to his side
To justify the many tears I’ve cried
grief, longing, pain, solitude,
in a bubble
posted on September 20,2018