i am trying to find my way through

the last tear

the last tear i shed rolled down my cheek
it was salty as i captured it on my tongue
i drank it down deep around my heart
where it pooled with the others there
and like a mighty weight it lingered among
all tears i ever cried since i lost my oldest son

this collection of grief drips from my eyes

as my heart grows heavy holding the pain

there are pieces torn and missing now

from the loss of strength of having him

in my world, only echoes of memories remain

oh, how i long to see him once again



trying to put my life in order in chaos 

after this storm that rages through my heart

this war that rips my life in shattered pieces

as i march with a mask of smiles for all to see

is the hardest battle ever waged, alone, from the start

all the while, i'll keep seeking wisdom to impart



Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-01-03 at 19:03

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Your love echoes in your words, my dear mom
wherever he is now I know he's happy in the arms of our GOD
in heaven. Be strong and keep going.
I'm glad your back. I miss you so much!


This is beautifully written, Kathy. We too are thinking out to you and sending you our love :-) :>) <3

You've given voice to your truth, and though the truth is harrowing and heart-rending, the voice is beautiful and real.

And if it be not utterly beside the point to remark on technique, I like the unpredictable way in which you've patterned your rhymes.

Thank you so much for sharing this part of you.

Grief is a maze of emotions, finding a way through writing is hopefully a help, take care.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Thinking out to you, Kathy.
Ken D