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One Year Ago
by Carole Mathys
Sunday, April 17, 2005
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"Thoughts I needed to write down for me"

~One Year Ago ~


The day began with a kiss

and the promise of a soft spring day

Then a life altering knock on my door


death did not take a holiday


in the blink of an eye my life stopped

imploding into a million tiny pieces

leaving a gaping hole of darkness within


From the bottom of despairs pit

climbing upwards I struggled

every inch of everyday

putting one foot in front of the other

in a state of trancelike animation

picking up pieces that will make me whole

Searching for a meaning, a purpose

to want to get up each day

to find within myself

the will to start over once again


Breathing in and breathing out

as echoes bounce off my walls

converting my footfalls

into whispered accusations

as I wrestle with acceptance

of what I cannot change


Just like that old song

I finally made it through the rain


Do I want to live in a void, or begin again

lay myself bare to the turbulence

the uncertainty of emotions

accepting what has past before

so I can be open to what will be ?


April 2005

by Carole Mathys




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Reviewed by Joyce Hale
Ah, Carole, with the help of God we make it through times like these, don't we!? Words truly heal.

Peace and love.
Reviewed by jude forese
meaningful subject matter, nice flow & rhythm ...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner


Shattering loss--I pray it's based on fiction, but have a feeling it's not

I'm sorry for your loss

Powerfully poignant, emotional poetry--well done

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
This was one heartfelt write of well-expressed emotions, Well-done indeed!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by M. B.
Oh my! ONE YEAR AGO is a heart ripper, indeed. Absolutely beautiful writing, Carole!!

~ Mari
Reviewed by William Bonilla
heartfelt write my dear friend
peace be with you
I'll keep you in my prayers.

William .....Peace & Love
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
it is that raging turbulence that burnishes our soul's... may a healing peace be yours, dear poetess. your exquisite style of expression always rings so true. bravo, Carole!
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain

My sympathies if there was any loss of a friend or family member ... this poem is so very deep emotionally - brilliant work!!

Blessings my friend,

Reviewed by F William Broome
You write from special depths of feeling, and should this describe your personal trials of loss, you handle if with elan and dignity.
One again, you write very well. - Bill
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine
Working it through. Excellent write. R
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
heartfelt and moving; very well done, carole!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by Paul Williams
This is very moving and heartfelt Carole extremely sad.
Beautiful Picture

Reviewed by Michelle Mills
There is something about the one year mark that makes loss more palatable. I'm not sure why that is. But somehow it seems less 'recent' when we talk about years, allowing us to get on with the business of healing. Bless you Carol as you heal...keep writing about your pain...I found writing to be a tremendous help as I healed from my loss. Talking DOES help, and I found talking more productive when it was on paper. Perhaps you should begin a blog on AD? I began mine recently, and find myself looking forward to posting something to it nearly every day. Hugs, Michelle
Reviewed by Nordette Adams
Provocative and emotive, Carole. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Sad deep touching read Carole!!

Thank you for sharing my friend!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)
This is such a sad and intensly emotional poem.
The power of feelings and thoughts here are exquisite.

I'm very truly sorry for your times of sorrow and loss.
My love for you.xo
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Soul reaching in emotion and meaning, Carole. My best wishes of love, peace, and strength to you. Regis
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Carole this is so powerful and moving! I don't know the situation, but I know that any loss, especially loved ones, effects our lives in ways that are personal to each of us. Yet, we can all relate in the gut wrenching feeling, and heartbreaking road ahead, to contend with.I'm so glad you made it through as you say! My thoughts and prayers go out to you, as you continue to adjust...



Love, Eileen
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