Tag Archives: grief

The Road Going West

The Road going West grows narrow with the years the pot`holes fill`up with rain`water Asphalt is a luxury when wasted on the elderly who will take this journey one way We came to see sunset when younger Four times now … Continue reading

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As George Lay Dying

“My God, my God,       why have you forsaken me?    Why are you so far from helping me,       from the words of my groaning?    O my God,       I cry by … Continue reading

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Wasted By Grief

“Turn, O Lord, save my life; Deliver me for the sake of your steadfast love. In death is there any memory of you? Do songs of praise come from the grave? I am worn out with groaning. I am wasted … Continue reading

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Shadow of Incomprehension

We were walking together on a high trail up the mountain conversing only in our thoughts the majestic grandeur of the trees and from the elbow on the trail the desperately distant tunnels of trains moving like ants The thought … Continue reading

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Seven Haiku: November

i. the big yellow rat feeding at the bird feeder thinks he is a finch ii. in the trick mirror the ape gives us a big smile says i am your friend iii. the northern snow geese fly south for … Continue reading

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I Walk Now in Slow Steps

I walk now in the slow steps of an old man going lame and the circle of my passing is tightening like a noose around my neck Its end free I move now among the trees their leaves are my … Continue reading

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In Memorium

Upon reading ‘Photograph from September 11’ by Wislawa Szymborska, Poetry Foundation I saw all the bodies falling from the sky not that fateful day already forgotten I saw all the bodies falling from the sky not on today’s news by … Continue reading

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Then and Again

She stood at the grave`side a mother who had delivered her daughter out of the chaos now delivering her back to it Alone then and alone again Not a tear in her blank eyes She couldn’t afford them now any … Continue reading

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