Blog Post Showcase: Angela Tulloch: Grief and Loss Poetry

Hello everyone, and welcome to Wednesday’s new ongoing series, where I’ll be showcasing the blog posts that the graduates of my workshop via onlinevents experiential workshops have written.

In Today’s post, Angela speaks to us about Grief in the form of a poem. There are two more blogs to come after this one, so keep an eye out and make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss them. They’re really good!

Grief and loss

The journey without an end.

Is what I’m feeling normal?

This emotional suffering I am feeling is overwhelming. 

 I am told it is a natural response to loss. 

My emotions come and go, like waves on a rough sea.   

Sometimes together, sometimes on their own. 

Shock, anger, disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness.

They appear suddenly.

Sometimes they stay awhile.

I struggle to get the thoughts out of my head.

They say it is a normal reaction to loss.

 My health and sleep are often disturbed.

 Sometimes I struggle to fall asleep

And struggle to get out of bed.

My appetite is not what it used to be.

They say it is a normal reaction to loss.

I do not know how I am really supposed to feel,

but it does not feel normal to me. 

I have lost that sparkle,

I do not smile or laugh anymore,

and people are noticing. 

They say it is a normal reaction to loss.

I sometimes lose my patience over the smallest of things,

and rather be on my own. 

My body feels weak, my head like it does not belong.

I want to scream, but I dare not in case I cannot stop. 

They say it is a normal reaction to loss.

I noticed couples, I noticed mothers and fathers,

Sisters and brothers, children, babies and grandparents. 

I noticed people are happy and having fun.  The smallest of things seems to magnify my loss.

They say it is a normal reaction to loss.

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