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Below is the poem entitled Recovery which was written by poet Carrie Richards. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Relief will come
in little steps
each passing day
a small step
to the edge
of life again...

a little piece
a little glimpse
of who we used to be

a holiday
has come and gone
and every song
is new again
that part
of "us"
that used to be
our normalcy 

Oh, grief!
you are a thief
you are a road
that cuts right through the human heart
and up and down, 
it takes us 
around sharp curves
to some new place 
that we don't know,
and have no wish
to go...

We try to pass the days
so fast,
without a backwards glance
and hope we can ignore 
familiar things
and some so new,
and we can't change the 
road we take so strange in hue

yet, once in awhile
a stumbled fall
a pause, a chance
to turn around
to turn a head
one little glance
and there you are 
you stop us dead, right in our tracks

we cannot run, we cannot hide
until we're done

relief I feel, little ounce
just to know
we made it through
and even though
we cannot choose

until these moments pass

For David Williams "Primary Emotions" contest

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  1. Date: 4/3/2013 4:33:00 PM
    You captured it well Carrie ...:-)