Poem: Of Grief And Love

Death is following me
Nipping at my heels.
All the past year
Losing friends
Losing family.
More I fear
Still to lose.
My mind is trapped
Weighed down by grief
Replaying memories
In constant loop.
Wonder if
Allowing a kiss
Would have changed an outcome.
No.
I made the choice
I had to make
At that stage
In my life’s journey.
As nights lengthen
Cold winds blow
Anxiety and depression
Grow ever worse.
Finances tight
Long fight ahead
Loneliness grows
Stronger than ever.
So I pray
More urgently than ever
For love of a woman
To come into my life.
Someone to hold
Be held by.
Someone to share
My weary load.
Someone to remind me
Of light and peace.
Give me hope
For better days.
Remind me
That life is not always struggle.
Someone to create
New life with.
Please Lord
Godspeed this woman to me.
I don’t know
How much longer
I can stand
So alone.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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