Writing

A Poem For My Mother

My mother died in November. To say that I am heartbroken and devastated is an understatement. I wanted to write a poem to be included in her obituary. This was my first attempt, but not the one that wound up being included. I wanted to reflect how I felt about her, but I thought this one was too angsty for its purpose. It is untitled.

I had to let you go

Though I wanted to hold on with both hands

I’ll take the pain in my heart

Rather than see you suffer anymore

I felt you float away

And saw your lights dim

A crushing amount of sadness

But also a slight joy

You are among family and friends

With no more pain.

© 2020  Dimples and Grins.  All Rights Reserved.

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