here with you

A poem for the grieving

the phantom of grief

grips the heart

with iron hands

demanding stillness

until pain becomes

an all consuming moment

asking:

“Why did you leave me?”

no answer

will ever satiate the longing

for return

nor the hope to wake

from what should be a bad dream

but in the quiet

between wails and sighs

a still whisper echoes

in the distance

“i’m always here,

by your side”

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Jael R. Bakari

Jael R. Bakari

I create thought-provoking content for people crazy enough to believe they can change the world. #fortheblacksheep www.jaelrbakari.com