A Poem by Carly

It’s like the world keeps moving ahead

But I’m here trying to find a rewind button.

It’s like yesterday’s keep getting further away

But I’m here trying to find a way for you to stay.

It’s like everything in this house is still the exact same

But home is not really home with you gone.

It’s like I’m expected to just carry on

But I’m only just treading water.

It’s like I’m so numb I can’t grasp reality

But yet at the same time nothing has ever felt more real.

It’s like I am supposed to accept this

But I’m just trying to pull myself out of the abyss.

It’s like I’m trapped in never-ending nostalgia 

But there’s no place I’d rather be.

It’s like your face is everywhere

But I’m still terrified I’ll forget it.

It’s like I’m still expecting to see you again

But there’s no way to escape that pain.

It’s like I know you want me to live 

But I’m using all my energy to survive.

© 2017 Carly

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Surviving is step one. Grief is the hardest work I have ever done, and it feels unending. I think that writing is a great "therapy". Doesn't make the pain going away, but its a way to express it without wearing out your friends! Keep writing. This is so well expressed. Thanks for sharing.

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I don't think it matters if you are moving towards some great all knowing destination in life as long as you know exactly what you want. I am who I am, I don't tend to fit into any crowd and I don't w.. more..