Submit Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

Read Poems by Irene Hammer-McLaughlin

Irene Hammer-McLaughlin Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below are poems written by poet Irene Hammer-Mclaughlin. Click the Next or Previous links below the poem to navigate between poems. Remember, Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth. Thank you.

List of ALL Irene Hammer-McLaughlin poems

Best Irene Hammer-Mclaughlin Poems

+ Follow Poet
NextLast

Bereavement's Map

While getting lost in a familiar place
is a pastime one would rather avoid,
there’s just no other way to find solace.

Adrift, it's impossible to embrace 
inevitably looking paranoid
while getting lost in a familiar place.

Doubling back on the past, the steps retrace 
is a typical strategy employed:
there’s just no other way to find solace.

Squandered time and energy, collosal waste!
It’s far too easy to become annoyed
while getting lost in a familiar place.

How to recall that which our minds erase -- 
events and whole conversations destroyed?
There’s just no other way to find solace.

Charting a course so difficult to face,
one without you here, deep hole, strange void,
while getting lost in a familiar place 
there’s just no way at all to find solace.

Copyright © Irene Hammer-McLaughlin | Year Posted 2016

NextLast

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment

 
  1. Date: 8/23/2016 8:14:00 AM

    A beautifully written, touching and heartfelt Villanelle, Irene. T.J
  1. Date: 8/21/2016 10:55:00 PM

    Heart felt and beautiful! :)

Back