Hanging On…the pain of loss

Hanging On...the pain of loss
Hanging On…the pain of loss

The greatest pain we ever experience is the loss of love or our loved one. The pain is excruciating and seemingly never-ending. But as we know, time eventually heals us, at least enough to rejoin the throng of human life and choose life over the darkness we have experienced. As time heals us, we can rationalise our feelings, our perception of events and circumstances, and at some point we discover a rebirth, a renewal of the soul. Perhaps having found wisdom and perspective through our pain and suffering. Hope you enjoy this short poem…

She echoed bliss,
her soul remiss of reality’s spires,
and in her delusions of joy
she grasped for hope, where life exists,
but in her dismay, she held on
by a gossamer thread.

Eyes hollowed out, darkness adrift
in a pool of bottomless storms,
she made adroit attempts
to conceal her ravaged soul,
but in her tremulous hands lay the truth,
a clinging shallow of promise.

Time perhaps would resurrect a soul lost,
a heart bereft of solid ground,
yet now, at the moment, she wavered
between a semblance of life
and the turbulence of strife,
choices to be perused and made.

Love is addictive, all-embracing,
and its loss so devastating,
and in time’s sweet blessing, we all may heal,
yet pain has never felt so real
as when love’s door closes, conceals
the possibility of survival.

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

11 thoughts on “Hanging On…the pain of loss

  • February 18, 2019 at 9:42 PM
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    such beautiful sadness in your words Tony – I think you have a better understanding than most on the pain of a broken heart…thanks for sharing – we miss you…

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    • February 18, 2019 at 10:56 PM
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      Thank you sincerely Ralph, you are kind my friend. I enjoy dropping by and catching up and will continue to do so. Take care and I hope all is going well. Take care.

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  • February 18, 2019 at 10:34 PM
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    I know the pain of loss, the sorrow of hope cut off, and it is sad indeed – hard to get through the time, but there is always a reason to go forth to live in love and joy. Beautifully penned work, Tony.

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  • February 18, 2019 at 10:58 PM
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    Thanks Phyllis, glad you appreciated the work. Hope you are well and life is rewarding. I’m enjoying my music and still writing every day to maintain the craft and release those creative juices. Take care dear friend.

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  • February 19, 2019 at 9:24 AM
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    Hope all is well my friend. That pain of lost love is tough. You have conveyed the sentiment so well. That slamming door is so eerily honest and real. Nice work my friend.

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  • February 19, 2019 at 5:10 PM
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    Glad you appreciated it Paul. Hope you are well, just doing my regular drop in to say hello. Take care.

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  • February 20, 2019 at 5:31 AM
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    Very Nice Tony ! I had an aunt who lost her husband in a farm accident where a tractor rolled over him in 1950 , she died in 1989 , never remarried and she always talked about him , I can still hear her even now “………………My dear Maurice…… ” !
    Some never heal .

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  • February 20, 2019 at 5:59 PM
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    So true Ed, many people can never fully ley go, the problem is we can never rejoin life completely without the healing of forgiveness and understanding. Glad you realted my friend. take care.

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  • February 22, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    Most expressive and the painful emotions shine through. I know this pain so well since I lost my soul mate. They say with time it gets easier but when?

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  • February 23, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    Glad you related and enjoyed the expression, Rasma. Take care.

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  • February 24, 2019 at 9:12 AM
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    Thank you Tony. My own struggles with loss keep aging but sticking around. Well penned. Jamie

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