Bare Bones


Bare Bones
 
Always there
Sitting quietly in a corner
On the back veranda of my being
Watching
 
I can go for days
Without acknowledging it
Never quite sure
If I become for a time
Unaware of its presence
Or if on some deep level
I am silently fighting
Inevitable truth
 
The bare bones of the watcher
Hold this truth
Waiting for me to be ready
To grasp my own reality
 
Tricia 10/08/2011
 
 

 

About triciabertram

I have written all my life. Writing helps me to make sense of a world I often don’t understand. Poetry is my supreme solace, closely followed by literature and music. When my son ended his life in 1999 I embarked on the most difficult journey of my life, my grief journey. To survive in this unknown, harsh landscape I had to write. It was for me, the only way I could even begin to move forward. Then in 2009 my darling husband died suddenly and so my journey continues. I write about other issues but because of my life experience, grief and death are continuing themes in my writing life. In our culture I believe there is a fear of death, an inability to accept the inevitability of our mortality, and this creates enormous difficulties for the bereaved and those around them. I have begun this blog in the hope I will create a small ripple in the pond of fear that is currently drowning the reality of death and grief. I will continue to skim the stones of my truth, watch them bounce, and see how many ripples I can make.

Posted on December 12, 2011, in Poems. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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