Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sorrow can be marked in many ways...

Perhaps...

...in the tears that burn a path down our aging face...

...In the woulda/coulda/shoulda ache that never diminishes...

...in the flowers we leave behind on the grave.

We care.

But we can't talk of it.

Because our sorrow is too immense for words...

...and words choke like a stone in our throats.

As the years pass we turn the stone of our grief over and over again...

...seeking a less jagged edge...

...a smoother ease of memory that doesn't tear open the old wounds and make our souls bleed again.

There is never a less jagged edge.

There is only the flowers  we offer withering on the grave of remembrance...  

...wilting in the sunshine as a small token that we remember.

And that we still care.  


24 comments:

Theresa said...

Oh so true sweet Jenny, OH SO TRUE! BIG HUGS!

Terra said...

Pure words from your heart.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Beautiful, touching, and yes.. so true. -Tammy

Janie Junebug said...

Beautifully written. Thank you for sharing.

Love,
Janie

Lorrie said...

Eloquence straight from the heart.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Simply beautiful and heartwarming, Jenny.

Thanks so much for your love and support. You're precious, and your friendship over the years has meant a great deal.

Be well, Jenny.
xoRobyn

shannon i olson said...

never a less jagged edge.....poignant
wonderful and thought provoking

Linda @ A La Carte said...

some sorrows never leave us

Karen S. said...

What lovely words which speak so deeply what many of us feel.

myletterstoemily said...

this is beautiful . . . and i'm so sorry
for your loss.

Ms. A said...

Hauntingly beautiful, yet heartrending.

bluegrassnotes said...

That's so lovely!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very touching....

pasqueflower said...

A beautiful post. You manage to put into words what I can only feel.

Memories for Life said...

What a beautiful post Jenny! I recently lost my brother and these words are oh so true!

Carol Z said...

Beautiful post for Memorial Day.

letscutthecrap said...

Gripping and beautiful.

Judy SheldonWalker said...

So eloquent and so true. There are those whoever leave a mark on our souls.

Chat Noir said...

I hope you don't mind if I keep a copy of these random thoughts.....its that jagged edge that brings me undone just when I think I've got the padding right.

Amy said...

*sniff sniff* beautiful. Big hugs to the broken hearted.

Busy Bee Suz said...

XOXO

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

amen...

Splendid Little Stars said...

well spoken!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

So well said. Thank you Jenny.