Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wednesday's Woe - ~Death Changes Everything~ - Poem by TeriAnn Sargent

Wednesday's Woe

~Death Changes Everything~

Poem by TeriAnn Sargent

So many lonely nights just struggling to survive

death takes you to places you've never been...

It destroys all your plans and dreams

it takes away your reason for seeking joy

your reason for believing in the future

Years may roll by...

but never a time will come

for your heart to heal and move on...

Death chains what is left of your heart

to that one single moment in time

...and it never lets go

Death steals away a love

you just can't live without

leaves an empty parody

of what you used to be...

Your body lives in the physical realm

but your heart and soul are lost

to another time and place

It's not about the love you still have

for that is cherished as it always was...

It's about the life that is gone

the part of yourself

you have to exist without

when death steals your child it also steals...

a brother or sister

an uncle or aunty

a nephew or niece

a grandson or granddaughter

a cousin

a Godfather or Godmother

a friend

a colleague

a son or daughter-in-law

your future grandchildren

Death steals whole futures

and leaves you with only the past

Pictures and objects

and love in your heart...

Memories to treasure

from which you'll never part

All these...

for long lonely years

you have to make last

~TeriAnn Sargent ©2011

(Grieving mother of Jarred Sargent)

Thank you to TeriAnn Sargent, a fellow grieving mother, for her gracious permission to share her poignant grief poem with you.

Picture, thanks to am digital art
Poem, ~Death Changes Everything~ thanks to TeriAnn Sargent, grieving mother


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