Dealing with loss

Everyone has experienced loss at some point in their lives; the death of a loved one or pet, or just being out of contact with someone you care about. For a number, it causes a gripping effect while others breeze through it like nothing happened. The most important thing though, is to always move on. The poem below depicts the emotions an individual goes through after experiencing such loss.

Without you – Odia Ofeimun

In your absence
my life is all a stammer
hunted down
by a non-existent tomorrow.

I feel guilty
of sins I have not committed
borne on the wings
of incessant fears.

Without you
my earth suffers a demise of colours
as when a guest leaves a house
at night
the light goes out.

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