July writing prompts

17. Sorrows of the soul.

When a loved one passes away

The world seems to come to an end.

You go through the rituals associated with death.

Burial, condolence, commiseration, sympathy.

You force yourself to go through the motions.

Then you start eating and drinking, sleeping and waking.

Onlookers think you have come to terms with your loss.

Little do they know sorrows of the soul last a lifetime.

 

 

 

Written for July writing prompts.

 

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11 thoughts on “17. Sorrows of the soul.

  1. One of the things I find saddest about this pandemic is the fact that families cannot gather to mourn together (or celebrate together). I cannot imagine anything harder than being at a funeral of a loved one and not hug one another. I am a hugger, so that would be impossible for me to do, especially in those circumstances.

    Grief comes and stays and erupts when you least expect it – a smell, an image, a song – almost anything can trigger it. Time passes, we think we are healed, but grief lays in wait, ready to overwhelm us at any time.

    “Sorrows of the soul” do indeed last a lifetime. Wishing you the blessings of comfort and peace.

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