My Love To Claim

My Love To Claim

A Poem by Cherrie Palmer
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Death

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My love to claim

I knew this day would come.
So, I tried to plan ahead.
A day of lack pending,
as I try to push it back.

Come it shall, and has.
Full of unrelenting pain.
Ahead storm clouds gather,
As I call out your name.

My love to claim.

© 2022 Cherrie Palmer


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Dear Cherrie, The emotions of loss and pain have been beautifully portrayed here. Really liked it, keep up the good work :)

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you 😊
Losing a loved one is always sad, and often truly heartbreaking. I have lost several friends and relatives over the last couple of years. Some of them I didn't even get the chance to say goodbye to. Yes, that kind of pain hits us all, Cherrie. We can all relate to what you are saying here.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

2 Weeks Ago

Yes it is a universal pain that we all must face
Gosh! this is not only about death but also the unrequited love, and it can be a real TORMENT. and worst when You are in a relationship and You know how it will end, when You know that You love him more that he does to You... You are preparing yourself for the harsh ending. wow my dear strong and moving words here!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

Thank you 😊 and I can see how this translates to other kings of separation.
Losing someone is so hard, and as one gets older there are so many more losses..it is extremely difficult.. Strangely, but maybe not so strange at all... I wonder, at the age of 74, that if I lost the love of my life could I ever stand tall again..
Loved your words,
Lisa

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

I hear ya and agree.
I hope the love I give him will keep him from breaking 💔
Lisasview

1 Month Ago

It will.....
Brevity with such deep feeling. Something I think about. My sis lost her husband last year. He wasn't an old man either. Her pain is difficult enough for her family to see, yet alone her living it every day. Wonderful piece Cherrie. A memorable write.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

Thank you Chris
wonderful metaphor here.
and a valid claim to the feelings.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

Thank you Jacob.
Packing tears. Mailing memories to the future to claim them when we need to feel them. Yet the package has no post. Becomes a ghost crying in the closet where we stack it on all the years.



Posted 1 Month Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

Hello Bill 👋
Yes this poem is served with Puffs or possibly a vial to save those tears fo.. read more
William Michael Reeves

1 Month Ago

Yeah, but packing popcorn isn't very absorbent.
oh my! mon Cherrie! i have never read so few words in such compact lines that has torn my heart apart .. reading simply leaves me breaking .. i do so very much hope this is not confessional .. incredible poetry says i! such a talent my friend! :((((((((
E.

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 1 Month Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

Our good friend lost someone close and made me think. No matter how hard we love someone or how pr.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

no ... there is no preparation .. tho we try and may comfort ourselves just a bit beforehand .. the .. read more
Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

Thank you Gene it means a lot to me.

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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Oakland, AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..

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