Impotence in Loss #poetry #photography


fountain

I can’t catch the tears

cascading down your face

nor stem emotion’s tide

rushing as if in a race

*

I can’t cradle you

as in quiet you groan

nor ease the suffering

that comes when you’re alone

*

I can’t be where I’d like to be

holding back the sorrow

the life that will no longer be

knowing he wont be there tomorrow

*

But know if I could

I’d place my finger in the crack

that will never seal

 part of you never quite on track

*

I will say a prayer

love you and yours more

spill my own tears

cast rose petals on the shore

fountain of tears

Have you suffered loss?

then you know there is that place

that is always a bit raw

a tear that escapes

a heart that skips a beat

My dearest friend lost her father today.

This man was a father to many more than his four

I was one of the dozen kids he offered a home to.

He no average man a heart big and warm

Safe journey to distant shores

father and

friend

*

 

 

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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16 Comments

  1. Beautiful poem, thank you for sharing. I definitely know the sting of loss. Very sorry to hear about this one.

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  2. Leslie, what a man he was, with enough heart to reach beyond his family to other kids who needed love. I, too, am glad you were there to say goodbye. You will feel his loss, as will his daughter, your friend……….. what a blessing to have had such a father figure….

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