No escape...

You think that
Grief will pass you by
You are
Not immune.
Push down
Turn around
Spend up
Over eat
It still sits there
A coiled snake
To strike
And when you’re
Done and dusted
Cried the tears
Wrung the hands
Rent the clothes
And got on…
Out of the blue
Like a lance
It slices
You through
To your very core
Turned inside out
Where the sky
Bares down
A weight too
Heavy to be born…
Quicksand drags
You under
Stops you in your tracks!
Feel it now?
Realise it
Absorb it
Allow it to be
A part of your chemistry
Not to be feared
Not to be endured
But to be embraced
And accepted

1st February

in ‘western society’ grief can often be seen as messy or even self-indulgent and so people will anything to not feel it
this is a poem about that…
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My images and writing are unfiltered or edited. i just shoot the photos, create the pictures and the words come from somewhere inside without much if any thought or consideration.
My desire is that they might effect someone in a positive way…
A footnote… I’ve explored PS with cars…!

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  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeabout 2 years ago

    ….excellent write:)

  • thank you Robyn
    your support and comments are most appreciated
    x suzanne:))

    – su2anne

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    A strong write. I grieved my mother for too many years because I could not let go. My grief was not a self imposed physical abuse but a quiet erosion of my spirit. I still miss her terribly but have learned to live with the separation and the disappointment of not having her to share in my life.

  • i too with my father
    this write was about just as you say the erosion of spirit and it is this story i talk to in my jot
    thank you for sharing such a private part of yourself
    x suzanne:))

    – su2anne

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