Pain of Loss

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 April PAD Challenge – Day 12
Write a lament poem.

Her soft voice has left
my ears empty of sound.
I miss her, my friend
of forty years. Must resort
to photographs for her smile.

I marvel at the myriad
of people who bathed
in her sunshine, and emerged
golden, emboldened because
she helped them to find

the lost pieces of their puzzles.
Stray cats knew where to go
when they needed nourishment
and love. She did not give up
on them nor on the people she loved.

Solace slips in when I recall
all our trips together–the mishaps
and the laughter. I smile.
How fortunate to have known
that soft music in my ears.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Pain of Loss

  1. trishwrites1 says:

    This is beautiful Sarah


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