Poetry on How We Learn From Loss
Losing Someone Reminds Us of How Precious Life Can Be
Searching for the Lessons of Loss
Are you still searching for the lessons of unresolved losses in your life?
Living with Loss Can Be Painful For a Time
It seems that more often than not, we are forced to learn how to live with loss. Whether we had time to prepare or the loss was sudden, it can prove to be very painful. It can take much longer to get on with our lives than we anticipated. Many of us live for years with unresolved loss.
Learning to incorporate the reality of a loss into our lives takes time, patience and acceptance. We eventually come to realize that the void cannot be filled the same as it was before. But we arrive at a place within our souls where we understand that the void becomes a part of who we are and we learn to live with it.
We soon realize that we don't dwell on the void as often, the hard days of tears lessen with time, and we focus more on the memories. Acceptance and love are key to allowing us to move forward with our lives. The poem below speaks to different types of loss and how we eventually put them into perspective.
"Collage" - A Poem About Learning From Loss
No understanding of way back when
The loss of my tennis bracelet
The disappearance of my high school ring
The end of sweetheart love
For what is loss?
Painfully losing something cherished
It hurts to the core of the questioning soul
Leaving an emptiness unfulfilled
My collage of loss melds into longing
With jagged edges I try to piece together
The lessons of my life
The death of my brother
I tried then to make sense of it
Searching for the what and why
As I look within and up
Grasping for the real meaning
Today I value each experience
Without making cemented attachments
Because I know now
My collage forms a picture for me in time
Each still fits inside the frame
Giving me moments of reflection to cherish
Without a need for the tangible
To hold in my hand
The Sadness of Loss
Shedding Light on the Meaning of a Loss Takes Time
© 2013 Janis Leslie Evans