Archive for March 10th, 2010

March 10, 2010

Grief

Denial sweeps in
effortlessly
smiling while
building up walls
protecting and serving
providing temporary shelter
waiting to face
the incredibly cold
     hard
          ugly
               truth.

Anger bursts in
furiously
shield and sword in hand
shaking indignant fingers
and righteous fists
throwing blind punches
sharp jabs of rage
fighting back
     truth
          time
               tears.

Bargaining sneaks in
desperately
promising change
offering deals
of a lifetime, and more
struggling to give away
what it doesn’t possess
finding only broken
     promises
          people
                hearts.

Depression sinks in
inevitably
swallows everything up whole
chokes it all down
without so much as
even pretending to care
drowning sorrows
washing away
     dreams
          hope
               love.

Acceptance comes home
finally
Learning lessons from truth
Allowing tears of pain, and joy
Mending broken hearts
Daring to dream and hope anew
Willing to let love in again
Opening closed
     doors
          minds
               arms.

~ smj


To Build a Home – by, Cinematic Orchestra