Wet With Tears

Way too young
Senseless death
Gun violence
Once again
This time
I can’t ignore
Won’t let my heart
Become numb
This time
I can see
The one left behind
Her heart
Broken into pieces
That may never
Fit back together
No matter
The time
That passes-
Right now
The grief is fresh
Eyes wet with tears
At the mention
Of her loss
Or a gentle hand
On her shoulder
Don’t hide them
Though they fall
Because of loss
They also fall
Because of love

This story is one of many. Too many. Young adults ready to take on this world, taken too soon. Though it is not my story to tell, listening touched my heart. I could not walk away without taking time to acknowledge the grief, the hurting left behind. And also the love and strength showing through the pain. 💔

2 thoughts on “Wet With Tears

  1. Kelley, this touches my heart. I’ve just replied to other poets that are putting into words the feelings that I’m feeling and have tried to write. My tears fall for her. For all of them. And I feel your heart for them. Thank you.🤍💚🙏🙏 God help them. We plead for peace.

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