Running Repairs


She knows she has been broken,
patched,
stitched,
partially repaired,
and yet
still the stuffing oozes.
A quick oversew here,
trimming excess stuffing there
but…
what to do
with the cutoff pieces?

Tricia 11/2014

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 November 2, 2014, in Poems. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I’m sure you’ll find something worthwhile to do with them. I hope you’re well Tricia.

  2. So much in these few lines…so many emotions which are difficult to handle in life.

  3. All those remnants can be put in a box and eventually made into a colourful collage of hope. ❤️ Xxx

  4. death is fact of life, rather its other phase of life and a better one i’m sure. i lost my husband too when he was only 38 and i was 35. i know how painful it is.may almighty help you endure your pain amen. keep writing and sharing. we are all same and one. love

  5. I wonder if your poetry is those remnants, Tricia. The stuffing that still oozes gives your words such depth. I’ve missed you. ox Debra

  6. thought provoking … love it 🙂

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