Warring with bereavement ( fictional )

Her belongings and my happiness removed.

Loneliness will be here soon to take her place.

Photo albums and home videos will have a very long wait in the attic.

My soul wintering, in a house ravaged by echoes of the past.

Upstairs, a room I cannot go on crying in

or make my mind replay those intimate moments we shared within its walls


I cannot allow them to offset my  recovery

a time for hanging on to my sanity

wrestling with its threat to give in

win over its damage repairing strength, no matter how long it takes

sustain it with inheritances of, a wonderful togetherness.


Will its future, survive, will the sun remember who I am

and dissolve this black cloak I wear?


◄ Exiting prospect of singularity

Not in my extinction rebellious name! ►


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Don Matthews

Sat 7th Sep 2019 03:53

Well said Leon.....

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Thu 5th Sep 2019 11:54

Not exactly a masterpiece Penguin, but I prefer to remain sole-owner
thank's for the suggestion anyway.

My thank's to you Ruth for reading and approving and also to Devon,
Do.Rothy, Vautaw and Adriana for liking.

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Ruth O'Reilly

Tue 3rd Sep 2019 13:38

I like how lonliness has just taken her place instead and the idea of the sun melting your black cloak of sadness. Most of all I am so glad that this is fictitious because you can feel a genuine heartfelt pain to this as if was real and that just adds to your poetic talent Leon


Tue 3rd Sep 2019 12:17

"My soul wintering" is a nice phrase. For me the 2nd stanza does little to enhance the poem. You could just skip to Will the sun remember.....

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Tue 3rd Sep 2019 12:00

My thankful ( albeit sad ) pleasure Keith.


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keith jeffries

Tue 3rd Sep 2019 11:55


Another good poem of what can haunt us from the past, filled with regrets and sadness.

Thank you for this

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