A Comfortable Fold – Written Monday 23rd January 2012 (Aged 36)

A Comfortable Fold

i had a little cry this morning
i had managed all last week
without tears
and i remember thinking
in the early part of this
that i would cry and then slowly
i would cry no more
but this morning i was caught
i do fear that as the distance grows
and time moves on
i will have to deal with the pain –
of letting go
the what ifs and the maybes
all of which i will never know
i do feel better for crying
i know that in this modern life
we run scared of death and dying
i feel that we would rather –
hand it over to others
yet death is the essence of life
its path should not be something –
that we try to avoid
i had a little cry this morning
you cannot wash the away the events
the pain, the loss, the void
but you can be loved
and you can be held
welcomed, to a comforting fold

James Garratt – Monday 23rd January 2012

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