Uncomfortably unable to be numb

One more day I wanted

from the moment that you passed

one more conversation

to hear you talk and laugh

a year gone by already

and the void you left remains

this loneliness unbearable 

can't shift this fucking pain.

 

I tried to drink and smoke myself 

into an early grave

momentary respite from grieving

I still crave

but nothing numbs the feeling

of a parent gone too soon

a withered body on a morphine drip

inside that hospice room.

©Matthew Nicholson

18/7/2014

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Matthew Nicholson

Sun 20th Jul 2014 01:05

Thanks Ged x

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Matthew Nicholson

Sun 20th Jul 2014 01:04

Thanks Helen x

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Matthew Nicholson

Sun 20th Jul 2014 01:04

Thanks Natalie x

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Ged Thompson

Sun 20th Jul 2014 00:33

Very good piece

Sorry for your loss mate

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