Life Goes on Without


Grief is

my constant companion

makes me feel

like I weigh a ton.

Everything has been

a bit dull

and faded.

I am just passing the time

the longest prison sentence imagined.

Time now moves

ever so slow

cause each day drags

catches and pulls back.

My head aches

all the time

my stomach is unsettled.

If something makes me laugh,

though only for a minute,

I feel 10 times worse.

This guilt a cloud

as if I could ever forget.

I was numb

when they took you away

picking up your ashes

was just salt on the wound

that little clip of fur

has stayed in that envelope.

Maybe one day

I won't hear the clang of your tags

waking me up from sleep

expect you to come to your side of the bed

make it home only to look for you

and always wind up staring at your empty chair.

Today isn’t that day

nor tomorrow I am sure

and definitely not the next one.

© 2015 truthfornow

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UnnamedHarald 22 months ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Marie, I am so, so sorry for your loss. You have expressed your loss and love so profoundly for Miko, enabling us to glimpse your intense pain. Words falter...

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billybuc 22 months ago from Olympia, WA

I'm sorry for your loss, my friend. May today be brighter for you.

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MsDora 22 months ago from The Caribbean

A real true-to-life description of grief. Your beautiful lines nailed it.

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always exploring 22 months ago from Southern Illinois

The loss of a beloved pet tears at the heart. Beautifully written..Peace..

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travmaj 22 months ago from australia

Oh the ache, the longing, the wishing to turn back the time, all the unconditional love gone.

so sad.

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Ericdierker 22 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

An well done capture of the pain. Hope things feel better.

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aviannovice 20 months ago from Stillwater, OK

I do feel your pain, as many of us have. That empty spot will go away, and your little darling will live on through another. Have faith and take all the time that you require to heal. Sorry it took me so long to get to you...

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jtrader 20 months ago

I'm sorry to hear. The pain gets a little duller with time and but the memories of good times stay with you.

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Nell Rose 18 months ago from England

I am so sorry for your loss, not sure what has happened but we are all thinking of you, nell

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truthfornow 16 months ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Miko had cancer in her mouth. They wanted to take out her jaw. She probably wouldn't have survived the surgery because she was about 18 or 19 years old. I decided to put her to sleep as opposed to have her go through all that. I felt guilty about that decision. I miss my baby all the time. I have a new cat, but I will always miss my Miko. It was hard for me to say goodbye, and I wonder if I did everything that I could have.

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