Here is a poem that I have written today, in response to both Laura M Bailey’s Manic Monday challenge and also Sheryl’s Your Daily Word prompt.
Sadly Sheryl writes that she has suffered a bereavement and so chose the word bereavement for her prompt. I am very sad to hear of her loss, and I have written this poem in response to show my sincerest condolences.
She looked in her car mirror,
That showed her a view of the rear,
and reflected on the path that she’d taken,
The one that had brought her here.
The journey had been a tough one
But she’d made it through the worst.
She won’t be the last person to make that trip,
And she knew she sure wasn’t the first.
She caught her face in the mirror,
The lines had increased with the years.
Each one a memory, some happy, some sad.
And her eyes became filled with tears.
She’d coped with a numbing bereavement,
The overwhelming sorrow and grief,
She knew you don’t quite get over it,
But she took comfort from her faith and belief.
She stopped looking at the past behind her,
And stared at the road out ahead,
Then she slammed her foot down on the pedal,
and shouted, “Let’s face the future instead.”
Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 04/January/2019