I recently felt the need to write a poem about grief, I find poetry helps me release emotions and thoughts I am not dealing with.
A Drop in the Ocean of Grief
Grief like an ocean, depth of an abyss unexpected waves drop on the faces of eternity.
Moments in memories stepping stones reflecting in rock pools; there to be touched just out of reach.
Hearts break like the dawn every morning; evening sunsets ebb and flow like waves crashing in the arms of the harbour.
Sleep to little, sleep to much; can’t start, can’t stop; can’t think, can’t rest; go out, want to be home; stay home, want to be out; moon is out sun is up; tide is in,tide is out.
Grief hides underneath, undercurrents waiting to knock you off your feet. Just as you feel safe it engulfs you, drowns you and spits you out to dry.
Surrounded by sand, sinking deeper, deeper can’t get out. Nothing to hold on to loosing a grip. Head above water? Head in the sand!
Sit on the pebbles, sit on the beach, Waiting for sunrise, a sign, a gift from above, a moment to remember the one that you Love.
The ice cream, the breeze, the sun cream; scraped knees. Tea cups and chatter, chips and the batter; love in abundance is that all that matters?
Time is a healer, life is a bitch how do I know which bit is which? Time slips through fingers as if they were glass, each grain leaving as a moment is passed.
Love cuts deep, like water on stone; grief cuts deeper now I’m alone. Miss your hand, miss your kiss, miss your love in the heart aches abyss.
Like the sky meets the sea, like the sea meets the shore our love is forever of that I am sure.