Grief

Grief is a powerful feeling
They say it has seven stages
I don't know about that
But I strongly believe
That grief is like the waves,
In a turbulent sea.
It comes and goes
But it sustains,
In a never-ending manner.
It grips your heart,
Forces you to have
Ups and downs
Over and over again.
It creates new wounds
But often, grief rips open
Old healed wounds too.
No matter how hard you try,
You can't run away,
From its clutches
Grief will always find you
Though it might take a while,
It will eventually hit you
With an impact worse
Than a ground-shattering earthquake, or,
Even an ear-splitting thunderstorm.
Grief is like a sharp knife,
That's permanently lodged
In your heart,
That twists painfully, each time
A familiar memory washes over you.
It comes and goes,
With varying intensities
Just like the waves in the sea.
No matter how hard you run,
Grief is hard to shake off

Grief is a rather tough feeling. It’s difficult to handle and difficult to experience. It’s something that all of us would have gone through at one point or the other. And so, I know that I won’t be alone when I say that it’s not my favourite feeling. AT ALL!

This was a rather rushed attempt before I hit the bed. I am not exactly happy with it, but I am way too sleepy and tired to edit this post any further.

This poem was written in response to Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt – the #writephoto prompt. The challenge is to use the given photo prompt as an inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly. Thank you, Sue for hosting this challenge. Click on the link to know more about this challenge and to read the entries by my fellow bloggers.

Image courtesy: Sue Vincent

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