I feel the loss of you

I suppose as one grows older 

the losses mount up

like unpaid bills or clean clothes that must be folded and put away

a pile in the corner somewhere

that constantly has your attention

though you go about your daily life as if it wasn't there

see a day on the calendar 

that no longer holds meaning 

no card to send out - no call to make

buy a tree and decorate trying not to remember

that this is the first Christmas

First New Year's 
First Valentine's

First anniversary 

of when you were no longer a person walking on this earth

I suppose as we get older

we learn to carry our wounds with us

rather than crumble under the weight of them

But I wish that you were still here with us

and carefree

and woundless

like when you were a girl

before we knew how heavy wounds could be


  1. What a wonderful poem... and I can relate to it.... so sad to have to deal with loss, always trying to keep up and holding on to the good memories and the love one once felt, still feels, but no longer can show to that one person.

    I hope you find a way to carry your 'wounds' and feel as well as possible.

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)

  2. Your photo is 'still' and yet 'alive' (kind of like memories) Hoping expressing your feelings through words and photos is easing your grief.

  3. Gorgeous photo and awesome poetry of which I can relate very dearly ~ thanks,

    Wishing you peace in your days ~ ^_^

  4. Trust me, I relate. First year in particular can be awful


  5. such a poignant photo. Any loss is always present.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss, and I trust you will feel the comfort of the precious Holy Spirit as you face all of these "firsts". I so understand.


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