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Shades Of Grief

Dripping In Sorrow

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 2 months ago 1 min read

A heavy weight blooms here in my chest

Videlicet, air escaping the room

Trials in life, make a sinner confess

While its greed quickly consumes the gloom

Grief finds a way of filtrating the bones

like the air that diffuses my lungs

Casually stealing all sense of hope

severing the voice of my tongue

Oozes and bleeds from a wound that won't heal

permeating everything that I grasp

Deeply eroding every feeling I feel

binding my spirit tightly in its clasp

Immeasurably immersed in a season of gray

the trauma finds solace in red

Draping me wholly in its velvet display

replaying the scenes in my head

What I used to was once now is over

what I am still remains to be seen

Searching for promise in fields of clover

grasping for someone that I've never been


videlicet: that is to say; namely (used especially to introduce examples, details, etc.

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Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • Randy Baker2 months ago

    Videlicet...I like writing that introduces me to new words. Good job on this poem!

  • Oooo, videlicet! That's such a pretty word! "Trauma finds solace in red" is my favourite line!

  • May you find it, may it be soon, & may it be beyond spectacularly awesome.

  • D.K. Shepard2 months ago

    What a raw and deeply poetic depiction of grief! This made quite an impression!

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