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.
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