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Friday, June 28, 2013

Fireblossom Friday: dealing with loss

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona,
Richard Schear photo

Loss

with life comes loss—
when lives are lost, there is 
yet more
loss:
of a mother,
a father,
a home,
a friend.
with loss comes life,
a new kind of life,
without mother,
without father,
in a different home,
with other friends.
and life goes on,
but it is never quite the same
ever
again.
Kay Davies, June 28, 2013

Posted for
Fireblossom Friday

Tomorrow is June 29. It was my mother's birthday.
June 2 was my father's birthday. I have been thinking of loss a lot this month. Thanks to Fireblossom for giving me a chance to write about it.




16 comments:

Powell River Books said...

Your poem is so true. Still trying to figure out my new life after losing Mom. She was such a big part of the last seven years that she lived in Bellingham. - Margy

Ella said...

Yes, it never is! We have to learn to find other ways to cope~

Lindy looks so happy on you page!
How old is she?!

Memories keep them alive. We must remember to cherish those moments!

Helen said...

Just yesterday, a friend asked if I have moved past the death of my parents ... I answered no, you never do. Glad you had the chance to write this, Kay.

Patricia A. McGoldrick said...

Kay, this is such a wonderful response to the theme of loss of parents. I like the way you repeat the losses.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Your poem is thought provoking & so beautifully touching Kay, sweet and sad at the same time.
My Dad turned 80 yesterday & I can't imagine life without him. & even though he is still here, his turning 80 makes me wonder where the years have gone.

juzta mum said...

True so true..its never the same.It's not a loss of one person but a loss of so many bonds, so many left heart broken. Beautiful!!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Very true. Nothing is ever the same again. Sadly.

Hannah said...

It hurts...those dates that come up that are ingrained and when we thought we might forget them and purposefully try and not remember...maybe skip the pain part...it doesn't work. I feel this poem great writing, Kay.

Kerry O'Connor said...

How accurately you have summed up the process here, Kay. The 'new kind of life'... that is something everyone must adjust to in coming to terms with death.

Marian said...

thinking of you on your mother's birthday, Kay. maybe you'll write something special about her here today? xoxo

Leslie said...

Of course this resonates deeply with me, today. You've written with truth and tenderness, and yes, hope.

Mama Zen said...

This really speaks to my heart, Kay.

Lolamouse said...

The death of a loved one is never "gotten over." One moves on to a "new normal," but never forgets. Lovely poem.

Susie Clevenger said...

Kay, I know how you feel. Saying goodbye to those you love is so painful. There isn't a day I don't think about my mom and dad..I miss them so. Thankful you had this outlet to share what is inside of you.

Fireblossom said...

That's so true, Kay. Someone said to me recently that we lose everyone we love, or else we are the one lost to them. It's just the way life is, but it's scary to think of and so difficult to go through. Fortunately, a new life does appear, even though, as you've written, it is never the same.

Kay said...

Beautiful, sad and too true.