A full heart chokes
too full to feel
anything but broken.
Seems all is lost
and only phantoms linger
must I remain?
A hollow husk, a remnant
yet, engorged and choking
on maudlin memories lingering
I cannot stop the feelings
the haunted thoughts of loss
surrounded by what’s broken.
Rise up, wrap, beribboned breaks
yes, I must remain
for others have a need not lost
in pointless, pitiful sobs and choking.
Regain, search, reform to feel
the worth of love which lingers.
A man child grown who has lingered
past the vows which broke
too full, still, with anger of his own to feel
I must remain
anxious, prone, and choking
for forgiveness must not be lost.
Let it be forgiveness loosing
let sweet reminiscence linger
let the bond of love live unbroken
though soon I must go and he remain
and naught will be left to feel.
For there are many types of feelings
and many ways to lose
Be gone death and loss
remain but joy a lingering
repair my broken life un-choked by grief.
Copyright © Debbie Guzzi