General Poetry posted May 14, 2022

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I would freeze and start shaking when the phone would ring

The Worst Six Months Ever

by Debi Pick Marquette

It started in August~when my cousin Wendy died
She left a husband and six kids~the youngest was five.

Then my mom who fought~pancreatic cancer for a year
By the first of August~we knew the end was near

I stayed day and night~with my mom until the end
My family would call~and their love to us they'd send

I didn't want to lose her~as I loved her with a passion
On August twenty first~God took her to His mansion

Two weeks to the day~my daughter's boyfriend of four years
Was killed when he left our house~ as painful as it appears!

Such darkness in our life~I thought my little girl would crack
She built a shrine in her room~like that would bring him back

Then in September~while we're still not back on track
I learned my favorite aunt~had a fatal heart attack

By now when the phone rings~my body starts to shake
I don't answer for the fear~it just means more heart break

In October on my birthday~I did answer my phone
Thinking it would be~birthday wishes of my own

It was another aunt~who completely ruined my day
Saying my only grandma~had just passed away

Now I don't know how to feel~what will it be next?
The day after Thanksgiving~I felt like we'd been hexed

I learned of a friend's death~when I heard from his wife
Gone the day we just gave thanks~for loved ones in our life

A couple months later~I start letting my guard down
A new year is upon us~as I slowly lose my frown

I start to pay the bills on time~I no longer feel the shock
Then I saw a car outside~and heard somebody knock

Excitedly I let my brother in the patio door
I am always thrilled to see him~cause it's been a month or more

I then received the worst news yet~this time I think I'm done
He said our older brother Ron~at forty three was gone.

I really was a mess~during that horrible six months
I took it out on God~and would constantly confront

The pain of the losses~has eased through the years.
We've lost many others since~and I still shed the tears

But they don't come as often~in a consecutive order
I now trust my Lord~for He's my main comforter 

I'm thankful for loved ones~who are here with us still
Now I pray to God for strength~to accept what is His will


Sad Poems writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Sadness has overcome us all at one time or another. Either caused by a relative or close friend's death or from the girl or guy that broke our heart or just life in general. We all handle situations differently, some good, some bad. This contest gives us the ability to explore this. Your poem can also play into other emotions that are common to writing like this such as anger or depression.


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