Shawn L. Bird

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Poem- choking December 1, 2020

Filed under: poem,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 7:12 am
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Tonight amid the Christmas decorations

grief is hanging on our tree;

loss pummels


Sadness hollows out my chest,

crushes my shoulders,

lodges in my throat.

Longing overwhelms.

There is no comfort

here, only more memories

of what is gone

who is gone

when is gone

where is gone.

Tonight is too much to bear,

so I’ll climb into bed and

trust tomorrow brings

solace and that much lauded

peace of the season.











5 Responses to “Poem- choking”

  1. May such peace come to us all. I long to rediscover that joy. After so much loss.

  2. jackcollier7 Says:

    Poignant filled with sadness. Beautiful ❤

  3. grumpygorman Says:

    relatable. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Kelsie Stone Says:

    So sorry for your loss. keep writing and coping. may you heal quickly and fully. blessings

  5. doncarroll Says:

    love this piece….has a lot of feel to it.

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