Coming up for air

Lost in the chaos of grief

No way out, no reprieve

Sucking you down – you hold your breath

Waiting to be free of this enduring tide

Of raw emotion, pain and fear

I come up for air but I am left behind

Life has moved on but cast me aside

The sea of grief has ebbed but the clouds have moved in

Closing down around me – so grey and so dim

I gasp and I choke – I stumble and falter

I claw and I fight to push myself out of the water

A glimmer of sun bursts through the clouds

and reminds me of the me that I left behind

A year and a month since you went away

I try to move forward but stumble and fall

I wish you were here to pull me free

To tell me what to do so I can see through the clouds


Corridor of dreams

I closed my eyes; you held my hand Strong and warm, you held me safe We walked and walked through the corridors of my dreams Holding hands – just you and me No nurses, no confusion, no pain Togethe…

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Losing my dad unexpectedly and suddenly in difficult circumstances has been heartbreaking and beyond pain. I set up this site for my sisters and I to unite in our grief through poetry and to help u…

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You come to me with your friendship

Stretched out in front on a plate

Well I nearly fell for it

But it’s way too little too late


Have you no idea, no respect for how I feel

Of all that you have taken?

Left with nothing – not knowing what to do

Because you are selfish? Greedy? No way of fighting

For what is right and true?


Yes, you are weak – well my ‘friend’ I am strong

I do not want your crumbs of self pity and destruction

I will find my own way but will stay true

To everything I value…

Yet with some ambiguity

That also includes you


Yes I am strong, but I also have a heart

So my fair-weather friend,


The anger will subside but will forgiveness come?

Can we mend the weakness that has driven us apart?