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March

Filling The Void

Sunday March 15, 2020


When I've lost a loved one
I desperately seek
To fill the void.
Using distraction devices
rather than working
through these heavy emotions.

Loss can create blankness
Very painful to face.
So I may be in denial
Swimming among the crocodiles,
Negotiating turbulent waters
while deciding not to go there,
tossing and turning in every direction.

Sometimes anger can be
an overriding emotion.
I may feel furious
at being abandoned.
Why did that person leave
at this point?

I have felt guilty
Something to which I'm frequently prone.
However, unless I recognize
These negative emotions,
facing them courageously,
there's a risk
of spiralling into negativity.

Filling the void
Can be eased
By all the happy memories;
fun things done together.
The outings, the jokes
The laughs shared.

Orangeblossom
A Moodscope member.

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