THE HEAVINESS OF BEING while tomorrow is far away.

THE HEAVINESS OF BEING while tomorrow is far away.

A Poem by andrew mitchell

She cannot see tomorrow,
she's trapped in yesterday
if she didn't open her letter
no grief would come her way.

Looking at the letter
tears swell in her eyes,
her heart being broken,
she asks herself why.

She didn't see this coming,
her lover just died,
grappling with reality
she breaks down, cries.

Tears flow down her cheeks,
sadness in her eyes
washing away any smile,
she looks toward the sky.

Standing at the window,
empty stares at the sky,
she doesn't see the sunshine,
tears swell in her eyes.

A heart that needs mending,
a heart in such despair,
look into her eyes
Now hollow empty stares.

Such sadness in her eyes,
a heart broken in two
only time can heal,
set her path true.

But for now ......

She cannot see tomorrow,
she can only see today
her heart filled with sorrow
only time will take away.

 


© 2016 andrew mitchell



My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Reviews

This is sadness in all its beauty.. reminds me of my closest friend who lost her boyfriend of 7years last year.. mourning and pain can quickly engulf a person and never let go.

Posted 1 Year Ago


andrew mitchell

1 Year Ago

Thank you A.Marie
Tomorrow is a long time coming in grief...the energy is tangible in this, beautifully voiced :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


andrew mitchell

1 Year Ago

Thank you Poppy:0
This is so beautiful Andrew ..........

Posted 1 Year Ago


andrew mitchell

1 Year Ago

why thank you riversided
She cannot see tomorrow because she walks backwards, "eyes" on yesterday. But the truth is, she is where is is, now, with the unopened letter, spinning in infinity.
The trouble with asking why, especially when you ask the sky, is that you might get an answer.
That's why we write these sad ones, to free ourselves of the burden of them, Then pucker up and whistle loud while we leapfrog from this moment to the next.

Posted 1 Year Ago


andrew mitchell

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your words Amy, just a write based on a WW11 movie!! I know its not perfect but it was.. read more
softlyfall

1 Year Ago

Perfect, if it exists, is highly overrated, my poet friend.
Another sadder hue to another piece Andrew. Like the theme and the flow but too many eyes for me lol

Posted 2 Years Ago


andrew mitchell

2 Years Ago

Too many eyes??? you mean she???
softlyfall

1 Year Ago

Aye, thar be eyes a-plenty
andrew mitchell

1 Year Ago

I know too many eyes Oh well!
When reading this i recollected the emotional death of a partner
And i remembered how it seemed to me like the end of the world .....

Your poem awakened a moment in time for me

A state where you are glued to the floor and just devastated ......
Until one day someone walks by you and whistles .....

Just like that you are unglued

Thank you for sharing this well written poem ..... You deliver emotion with such sharpness and intensity

Posted 2 Years Ago


andrew mitchell

2 Years Ago

So sorry to hear of this loss you endured and may brightness quickly fall upon you once more.:)
It's sad, but such a relatable piece. I love the flow it has!

Posted 2 Years Ago


[send message][befriend] Subscribe
alf
Hi Andrew. This is a very haunting poem. What sorrow this woman has to bear, and you have given the reader an insight into the sadness. So true that grief takes away the tomorrows, and you captured this despair so very well, alf



Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

andrew mitchell

2 Years Ago

Thank you alf
alf

2 Years Ago

Yay!!!! Congratulations on your placing!!!!!! alf
Pause and impact buy the layout .

But for now....

So sad and relatable that loss of a loved one. Being consumed with sorrow and to watch it and know nothing but time will ease the pain.
Another great write!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

356 Views
9 Reviews
Rating
Added on February 28, 2015
Last Updated on February 8, 2016

Author

andrew mitchell
andrew mitchell

adelaide, Australia



About
I love pushing the limits on writing poetry. Not everyone's cup of tea but maybe a few will enjoy the twists and turns, the simple, the depth of simplicity, the bizarre and the ridiculous. Strindberg.. more..

Writing