And So I Wait
The waves crash in on me
and swallow me up.
Grief washing over my heart
and pulling me deeper into
the abyss of my profound sorrow.
And as I drown in this place
of never ending tears,
there is a void where I feel nothing….
Nothing but a stabbing pain where my heart used to beat.
The sun shines, but I only feel the cold shadow.
I wander aimlessly.
And I stand still not sure what I seek,
but maybe a way out of this dark hole.
But there is no escape,
only sad eyes cried dry.
And when the next wave hits
with a ferocious slam,
I am once again knocked to the ground
to start the drowning all over again.
And so I wait for the waves of tears to subside,
for the cries of anguish to lessen,
for the lump in my throat to release
allowing me to breathe precious air.
And so I wait for a break,
a peace, some solace~
and so I wait
and so I wait….
For there is nothing else
I can do as I try to go on
with the loss of you.
©Donna Donabella 2017
This is the third poem I wrote when my Aunt Mary died recently (July 3rd). She was laid to rest this past week, and the grief was back. Loss is so difficult to deal with, but I have learned that I just need to allow the emotions to flow. And grief always seems to come at me in waves. I am doing better these days so perhaps some peace is coming. You can read my tribute post to my aunt on my other blog.
I am joining Poets United for their Poetry Pantry linkup.
I leave you with a another image about loss. I welcome you to download the photo and share it.
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