Something to Share

by Steven
(Perth, Western Australia)

Don't want to live
Don't want to die
I'm locked in a nightmare
I can't fathom why

Getting on with my life
I'm tied by a chain
Some random event
Suddenly rips back the pain

Why did you leave me
Why did you die
Why did this happen
Please tell me why

So much together
So much to embrace
Now only emptiness
Past the smile on my face

One step at a time
Live day by day
That's not a life
Such a high price to pay

Cry for me not
you have your own pain
Just knowing we share
Helps keeping me sane

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Sep 27, 2012
Thank You
by: Cathy

I feel the exact same way. I couldn't put it in words. I now don't feel alone. Thank you.

Sep 05, 2012
something to share
by: silver

Isn't if ironic that those of us who feel such pain at the loss of a loved one can put such feelings into words that others understand so well. I guess it takes having been there to understand.My dad died in Dec '09 an I thought I understood why my mom followed in 7 months.I didn't though until my husband left 11 months later.The loss is so hard to bear. I love your poem. It shows how hard it is to bear and that we must share this pain with others in the same place to keep us sane. GOD BLESS you and your talent

Aug 25, 2012
Thank You
by: Alan

Thank You, Steven, for sharing your beautiful words with us!

Aug 24, 2012
by: Anonymous

You have said it! It is what i feel!

Aug 24, 2012
Something to share
by: Zoe

Well put.

Aug 24, 2012
Your poem conveys the grief
by: Jillian

Dear Steven,
Your poem truly conveys the loneliness and sadness of grief. It is the legacy that those of us who have truly experienced love and commitment endure minute by minute.

Yes the triggers are always there. I can be walking past someone who shouts `mum' or hear mum's favourite tune and I burst into tears.

I am either avoided or given tactless insensitive advice which increases the pain. We, the ones who are left need genuine sympathy and space.

I keep to a routine as I care for my brother and it is important for him.

Thank you for sharing your poem. You are not alone. Those of us contacting this website understand.


Aug 24, 2012
by: Christina

Your poem is beautiful! A chilling representation of what it's like to be going through the motions in the throes of grief.


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