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Thursday, August 4, 2011

A changes things

it changes things...
forces things to change,
changes you without your consent
leaves you hurting,
 grasping, gasping...

brings out the desperation within
and leaves you begging God
for a rewind,
a do-over, 
a one more time

it changes things...
breaks your heart to pieces
forces you to your knees
in prayer, mercy,
 cries and pleas

it changes the way you see,
feel, love, and live
and you will never be the same, 
 familiar you you used to be

it changes things...
no longer do you just sympathize,
when you hear the tragic news
 for now you will remember
and empathize instead

it changes things...
it changes you,
 your heart, your eyes, 
your smile

but you must never stop believing
that life and love go on


This post inspired by Mama Kat's writer's workshop prompt , 4.) Write a poem inspired by the word “Loss”.


  1. I'm normally not to into poems, but this was really touching! Great response to the prompt.

  2. Since you've experienced that tragic loss yourself, you know exactly how it feels - and now I do too.

    Great job!

  3. This is beautiful! After experiencing such a tremendous loss like you have, reading your words REALLY touched me!

    Beautifully written!

  4. Very,very well written. I'm so sorry for your loss. You're right, it completely changes you. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Also? I just realized I messed up and didn't exactly follow the prompt. Oopsie! Dang it!

  5. This is beautiful...and heartbreaking at the same time.
    I especially like the promise in your last stanza.