Filling The Void

15 Mar 2020

When I've lost a loved one

I desperately seek

To fill the void.

Using distraction devices

rather than working

through these heavy emotions.

Loss can create blankness

Very painful to face.

So I may be in denial

Swimming among the crocodiles,

Negotiating turbulent waters

while deciding not to go there,

tossing and turning in every direction.

Sometimes anger can be

an overriding emotion.

I may feel furious

at being abandoned.

Why did that person leave

at this point?

I have felt guilty

Something to which I'm frequently prone.

However, unless I recognize

These negative emotions,

facing them courageously,

there's a risk

of spiralling into negativity.

Filling the void

Can be eased

By all the happy memories;

fun things done together.

The outings, the jokes

The laughs shared.


A Moodscope member.

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