i have tried 5 times to write something and have failed for some reason or another. i must express myself. i am functioning in this world. people see me laugh and do life. Behind closed doors i grieve. you can comment or not. I hurt. this is hard to do

grieving is...

grieving is falling and never landing 


grieving is the flame burning in a high wind


grieving is the inside of a cyclone


grieving is the rattle of the snake


grieving is the weeping eye of a hurricane


grieving is the sinking of the Titanic


grieving is drowning in tears of regret


grieving is the stoic caregiver


grieving is the silence in the endless night of dreams


grieving is hunger, lonliness, anger, fear, starvation, and mostly pain


 grieving is the companion of the sorrowful


it is a mother's shroud


Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2019-06-08 at 21:05

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A very sad poem here my dear Mom...
I miss you so much...
Hugs u!

This is beautifully expressed, Kathy.
Love and hugs from Coo & Co :>) <3

Nils Teodor The PoetBay support member heart!
Like hidden birds are singing among the trees
your son will always be a song in your heart.
I send you all my love.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Love is that an emoshan thats lives on and ever on love over cames even death. Love is truley eternal. When death comes unexpected, love remains continues on and on.
Many do not know what is right words are hard to express to those who have lost one they love to death. Many walk on by, to embartist lost for words. While yet there are a few, who stop give hu gs of the love of f reindshipo, stop walk besiode those who in de spasr e, listyane, give what they have, ofer g eunen worrds of sypathey. Some may be clumsey, yet carry on, Willing to do and say, what is needed, some can and do lis tasn, some are there nve r what, being has theyb are g enuen, Some geneualy ca re for others.

Oh! Kathy my love., the light of the world.
It's the pain, my love and so much love. And the loss. Let there be only love. I get the first line- falling but never landing.
Hold yourself, my love.
You have been holding us too on this platform for so many years now. Have been missing you. Thank you for these beautiful lines.

So grateful that you have shared these words. I keep returning to the line that speaks of "the silence in the endless night of dreams."

Please keep writing to the degree that you can, and know that you are held in the kindest thoughts of all your Poetbay friends.

jim The PoetBay support member heart!
I suspect everyone on this site understands the need to write, to express yourself, no matter how difficult.

Best wishes,

This is so emotional, your final line is hard to read. Grieving is feeling every one of those phrases you have described, my heart goes out to you. Hard though it is to function, your writing is a small step towards healing, please take another step and write it out. Take care Kathy.