Saturday, November 27, 2021

You Don't Just Lose Someone Once by Donna Ashworth Words

— You Don’t Just Lose Someone Once — You lose them over and over, sometimes many times a day. When the loss, momentarily forgotten, creeps up, and attacks you from behind. Fresh waves of grief as the realization hits home, they are gone. Again.

You don’t just lose someone once, you lose them every time you open your eyes to a new dawn, and as you awaken, so does your memory, so does the jolting bolt of lightning that rips into your heart, they are gone. Again.

Losing someone is a journey, not a one-off. There is no end to the loss, there is only a learned skill on how to stay afloat, when it washes over.

Be kind to those who are sailing this stormy sea, they have a journey ahead of them, and a daily shock to the system each time they realise, they are gone, Again.

You don’t just lose someone once, you lose them every day,

for a lifetime.

© Donna Ashworth Words


Anonymous said...

So very true.

T. Walls said...

This is so powerful. I am a Hospice Social Worker with years of working with families who have not just lost their loved one once, but exactly as you have written, it is a moment to moment journey. Thank you for sharing your amazing insight through your poetry.
Tanya Walls

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