Poem: Sadness

Sadness

Vicki Fruichantie

My heart is heavy

Can’t find words to explain the pain I feel.

Within me, time appears to stand still.

My body does not care to move. I do not care.

I breathe in and breathe out, but I feel guilty

for being able to, when others no longer can.

How and why – no explanation would satisfy.

I look around, see that life goes on – for others,

but not for me – I’m at a standstill.

A walk on the beach, it always helps…

But there are memories there, too.

Remembering happy times amid the tears

With painful starkness, I realize

That I will always miss you.

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