Loss Betrays Us

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

There are no words that can alleviate the pain of loss. It is profound and overpowering, and at times, overwhelming to the mind and to the heart. It is a betrayal of time and even faith for some.

LOSS BETRAYS US

By Al Garcia

There are no words that can alleviate the pain of loss.  It is profound and overpowering, and at times, overwhelming to the mind and to the heart.  It is a betrayal of time and even faith for some.

It is at the acknowledgment of death, that we question why?  Why did they have to go so soon?  There was so much left unsaid and even more that was left undone.  Why were they taken before I had a chance to tell them know how much they meant to me? 

Each life a gift that no heart can soon forget.  The memories shared, the joys revealed, the secretes kept, and even the struggles and the clashes of childhood and beyond, all connect to the totality of the uniqueness of the person they came to be.

To have been a part of them, and to have grown beside the shadow of their life, helped to define who I became.  We walked along the highways and byways of life in shared company and in harmony.  I am now one part less the person I used to be because they chose to follow yet another road alone.

Their loss betrayed me.  It overwhelmed me.  My life will go on, I know, and I also know that I will have to walk the road before me, alone.  Someday, some time, when I reach that bend along the road that beacons me, I may finally know why loss betrays us, but until that day, I must continue my journey without their shadow by my side.

Loss betrays us all. 


Submitted: June 11, 2021

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