Becalmed


Becalmed
 
she sits
fingers poised
her heart palpitates
as she stares at the blank screen
waiting
 
words carry meaning
in the vessel of her life
her words are storms
flinging debris onto the sand
purging
 
restoring balance
resonance
her words are the warm glow
softening the sky
after storms have passed
 
wild winds roar around her
yet they don’t touch her
she hears them
sees them
but can’t feel them
 
frozen feelings
frozen fingers
wearied by waiting
for her missing companions
her words
 
she is
afraid
they too
are gone
forever
 
Tricia 9/2010
 

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 19, 2011, in Poems and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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