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The Pain of Grief

Sh-Ron Almeida

Asst. Arts & Entertainment Editor

Photo by Ksenia Chernaya

You left me broken hearted as you slept and eventually departed

Your soul was at peace while mine was in pieces

My family wept, begged, and screamed, wanting you to come back

My voice gave out with a cough and a hack

Collapsing on the floor, my body crippled with despair

A fractured mind and bleeding heart waiting to die

You said you’d stay with us forever

You promised you’d get better

But in the end, you lied.

Now I have nothing but regret and anguish

Two emotions I could never extinguish

Did you have a plan for us?

If that’s the case, you should’ve said something

Instead, you stayed quiet, ignoring the messages your body was sending

Refusing to listen or even understand

Now, you abandoned us

Your untimely death brought me nothing but anger, confusion, and most of all, pain

Like a sharp, stabbing knife in the spine

Like a barbed wire baseball bat swung against my head

Like an intense acid burning in my chest

Like a bullet to the shoulder

Like an arrow to the heart

That is what grief feels like


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