Wednesday, May 27, 2009

sorrowful evening


a dark and dreary rainy night
slick roads and insufficient light
a tenderfoot inattentively looks for a smoke
a thunderous embrace with a giant oak
a solemn officer passes the front porch swing
a lump in his throat over tragic news he must bring
an unsuspecting mother timidly answers her door
incomprehensible heartache drapes her forever more

No matter what the three word wed. words would have been, I think
my mind would have gone here. This week, a dear friend of my
dear friend, received Just this kind of devastating news.
As a mother my heart is just breaking for this poor
Mom and her family. Losing a child is truly a parents
absolute worst nightmare. I just can't stop thinking of this
tragedy and the poor young life lost.


ThomG said...

Sorrowful, yet powerful. Tragic, but healing, as you let the experience of your friend flow. I hope she finds comfort in your support.

Anonymous said...

Oh Lucy, my heart is breaking too... it is a sad sad poem, beautifully written and so heart felt. My thoughts are with your friend and her family. -Meg

Tumblewords: said...

What a heart goes out to that family and the boy's friends. So sorry.

anthonynorth said...

Such a tragic event, and you give it the grace it deserves. I, too, feel for the family.

Gill said...

My husband and I opened the door when the police came to tell my parents that my 22yo brother had been killed in a car accident - words can't describe the feeling. I was glad that I could be the one to break the news to my folks though, better than hearing it from a cop I think.

PJD said...

As a parent, I can't imagine this feeling. I find that I can not write real stories involving loss of a child. (Which makes my Unlucky 26 kind of an odd thing for me to have written.)

My deep condolences to your friend's friend.

pia said...

I'm not a parent and still can't imagine having to hear that news

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I'm so choked up I can't even think. This is every parents nightmare for sure. My thoughts will be with them.

Andy Sewina said...

Yeah my thoughts are with the family too!
Tenderly written account!!

Giggles said...

Horrific news, just unimaginable. So sorry for your friend, and you who feels the trickle of her pain! So sad.

Much love my dear friend

Giggles said...

The message was so powerful I forgot to mention your amazing thread of words! Really heartfelt!

Kristy Worden said...

I am so sorry to hear of this sad news - hopefully you will be able to write through some of it..

lissa said...

it's sad to read and sadder to know it really happened

I like the line, "a thunderous embrace with a giant oak"

Forgetfulone said...

I can't imagine the sorrow and pain. I really admire the way you wrote this, with so much emotion and eloquence. And my heart goes out to the mom.

Lynne said...

Hi Lucy,
You captured the horrid shocking heartache. Your poem even is shaped like that giant oak. Hugs for you and your dear friend. I'm so sorry. Even if a mom (or dad) has been through this, the ache isn't lessened for them or others.

Bone said...

No wonder this was on your mind, Lucy. I'm not a parent, but I can't imagine much worse.

I remember Mom always hated to hear the phone ring late at night, fearing something bad had happened. Every once in awhile, even now, she'll call me and say, "Bone, are you home?" "Yes." "I just saw a bad wreck and wanted to make sure you were OK."

Granny Smith said...

Your poem eloquently expressed the sorrow of the loss of this young life. Here is an extra hug and shared tears for your friend.

Mel said...

just unthinkable.

thinking of you .

ladygarfield said...

my heart goes out to the unsuspecting mother who has to answer the door at such time. sorrowful indeed.