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By Heather HublerPublished 26 days ago • Updated 25 days ago • 1 min read
Top Story - November 2023
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i hope the change was seamless

from your last breath

to the next.

while your eyes

opened to new wonders,

i was left here

picking up what's left.

i miss you

and i hate it

that you wouldn't

let me follow;

cross that plane,

slip the shackles,

let worldly burdens

drift and go.

/

spread across horizons,

slung down valleys

and pushed up peaks

by stormy gales,

my love wanders

near and far

searching, always searching

for you, to no avail

because the one it's

pining for with endless

nagging grief

is the one that's

no longer kept

on this green earth,

death, a shameless thief.

/

it's been years and days

and hours since

i felt my useless

heart begin to seize

as you took the

very best of me

despite my endless

words and pleas.

so, i'll plant a field of flowers

to match the wildness

in my soul,

and hope it's the last

my eyes will see

before i join you,

then i'll finally

be whole.

____________________________________________________

Dedicated to a dear friend's heartbreaking loss and all those suffering with grief.

~

If you'd like to read something a bit different than this piece, please consider checking out the next episode of Origins with Kristen Balyeat where we discuss her amazing poem, Dear Favorite Tree:

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  • The Invisible Writer6 days ago

    This was beautiful. So many of the lines in this poem were incredible but the one that really stole my attention was so, i'll plant a field of flowers to match the wildness in my soul

  • Caroline Jane19 days ago

    ❤ beautiful Heather.

  • So well written and true… Death a shameless thief.

  • Tiffany Gordon 23 days ago

    Phenomenal job HH! Well done!👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  • Rachel Deeming24 days ago

    Hope your friend is alright. Beautiful words, Heather. I hope they find solace in them and don't think there is any greater expression of support than in a poem like this. Congrats on TS.

  • Moe Radosevich24 days ago

    I feel, see, and live this in many levels, what an awesome dedication to piece together a broken heart, outstanding H2 ❤️

  • Leslie Writes24 days ago

    oh. This took my breath away.

  • Powerful ❤️ Well deserved top story 🎉🎉🎉

  • Lamar Wiggins25 days ago

    Lovely title for such a sad poem. The words are so relatable. Sending out prayers to all! 💖🙏🏾

  • Margaret Brennan25 days ago

    aw this is absolutely so beautiful. It truly deserves TOP Story.

  • Gerald Holmes25 days ago

    Your words have brought tears to my eyes. So beautiful and so well said. Congrats on the Top Story

  • Mr Ahsan25 days ago

    This poignant poem beautifully captures the emotional journey of loss and longing, expressing grief with profound and heartfelt words.... Keep up the good work

  • Teresa Renton25 days ago

    Of course this is a Top Story 🤷‍♀️Absolutely beautiful and flows like silk. Congratulations ❤️

  • Death is a shameless thief indeed! This was so heartbreaking and emotional. The inevitable part of life. I'm waiting for the day I'll be reunited with my cat. I miss him so much 🥺 Loved your poem!

  • Grz Colm25 days ago

    😔 “searching, always searching”.. 🥲 A superb piece Heather. Well done & how nice to write it in support of a friend.

  • JBaz25 days ago

    Congratulations great choice

  • Heart-achingly beautiful. "and hope it's the last my eyes will see"--every day for me.

  • Daphne Sampson25 days ago

    A deep and heartbreaking poem. Just beautiful.

  • Kristen Balyeat25 days ago

    Gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful and completely heartbreaking. Touched me deeply. Such an incredibly moving piece, Heather! Sending all the love I can muster up to your friend and to you! 🩷

  • Hope Martin25 days ago

    lol. what a day I chose to read this. I am already an emotional mess, theres a lot going on. And this literally cracked the dam. Dang. Beautiful poem. It broke my heart.

  • Poppy25 days ago

    This is so saddening but so sweet and wonderfully written. I probably think this with every new one you write but this might be my favourite of yours! Congrats on a well deserved top story!

  • Diani Alvarenga25 days ago

    Beautiful writing!

  • Lovely words

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