Wafting In An Abyss – Freestyle Poem

Jilly’s 28 Days Of Unreason Poetry – Day 8

Write a poem inspired by this quote:

“So I sit on the edge, wagging my feet above the abyss”  – Jim Harrison – from Bridge / Dead Man’s Float

Wafting In An Abyss

Wafting in an abyss
of grief, loss, tears,
oh the unending tears
that are never complete

The daily silence of
a precious life no longer here
tis a deafening silence
aching for it to end

The forgetful moments when
the loss is almost forgotten
then comes the clash of reality
a precious life no longer here

And once again the loud silence
the bellowing ache of “if only”
I could hold you just one more time
drowning in a tsunami of tears…

But life has taught me that
this abyss will not last
and a day, a future day
soon will come my way

And I will rise to sit on the edge
wagging my feet above
the abyss of loss and grief
grateful to have loved and lost

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When The Soul Grieves – Freestyle Poem

The Secret Keeper Weekly Writing Prompt #144

Weekly Writing Challenge #144 – Poetry and/or Flash Fiction Using These 5 Words:


When The Soul Grieves

When the soul grieves
it must not dwell on the loss
and shift into a circle of darkness
for the bond will always remain
and know memories are forever

Instead accept the change
life has brought its way
letting go with tears of love
choosing to live in
a way that honors
the ones who have gone before
paving the way for us
that we may shine the light
for others to follow and live

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