And That’s That



There will come a time


When I will heal


But there certainly are no rules


That come with grief


And why should there be?


Nobody, but I


Can feel the pain


Within my aching body


Blood running angry


 Through my veins


Doing a good job


Considering I have a broken heart


I saw the light


And my heart’s beat skipped


But it wasn’t me who died


Nobody should tell me to smile


No one should say


“cheer up, it may never happen”


Because actually, it did



I shall pull myself together


When I’m damn well ready


And that’s, that. 


  • yellowrose

    Nice writing teddy ... so important to heal but we can’t just always cheer up simply to please others

    • Teddy.15

      exactly my friend. grief has a way of reminding us that it's not ok, especially if losing loved ones was a traumatic experience. Thank you.

    • orchidee

      Good write Teddy.
      A nutty example maybe - sometimes people bash, say, an injured limb, out of frustration, to try to take the pain away. But they give the limb more pain. Doh!
      People bash their heads against brick walls when I sing, but that can't be helped! heehee.

      • Teddy.15

        Good morning Orchi, people indeed grieve for many different things. ps are you sure they don't bash your head against the brick wall when you sing? lol Thanks orchi x

        • orchidee

          Ahh, could be that. It would save giving themselves a headache. lol.

        • Fay Slimm.

          You voice the truth when grief takes centre stage in life Teddy - only you have to deal with facing it and it must be in your own time and way. A sad but moving read my friend.

          • Teddy.15

            Dear Fay, Thank you for this beautiful review, so much appreciated, I guess those who have suffered and i'm sure we are in many, can truly relate to those feelings. Thank you dear friend. x

          • BusyB

            All trauma takes time to heal, only you will know when you're ready. We can only support you

            • Teddy.15

              Dear Busyb thank you, I absolutely know i'm not alone. x

            • Poetic Dan

              I've not really smiled in over a month and your words felt stronger than bone, these are my emotions and mine alone.
              You can't rush healing or a happy home, thank you with all of my soul!

            • Teddy.15

              And this is the reason I share my work dear Dan, we all relate in some way , thank you so much dear friend. 🤗

            • Accidental Poet

              Yes Teddy, no one can tell you when to stop grieving and smile. Your pain is your pain. And true, we all feel our own pain and must deal with it in our own way. Great write Teddy.

              • Teddy.15

                Dear A P I can easily smile but inside I'm always in pain, and as soon as I feel reborn something else happens and I'm left feeling grief once again. I should really write a book on this subject, but greif comes in many forms not just death. Thank you darling friend.

                • Accidental Poet

                  Yes, grief does come in many forms, just as love comes in many forms. And learning to cope with it all, well that's all part of life. Fortunately you're a sane enough person and have your sense of humor to help sort it all out. And a book? Or even teaching therapy classes. I might know a certain poet here in the states that can be your first client. 😜

                • L. B. Mek

                  (but understand, we feeble humans, are just as lost as you sometimes, dear Poetess, and so lack
                  th eloquent words, needed
                  to convey our wish:
                  'that you find a path, to recover
                  that you fight,
                  that your persevere
                  and never let this momentary darkness:
                  swallow, your light'...
                  that's what we want to plead, but
                  in that moment
                  in that anguish
                  overburdened, by emotions
                  that we usually try to repress
                  we're left, uttering those same, pitifully hollow placating words...
                  forgive us, we mean well
                  we just fail, sometimes
                  in the moments that matter most...)
                  what a great voice, you've cultivated
                  between your previous write and this one, my friend
                  together, they make such an impactful statement!
                  my feeble comments are only trying to bridge some understanding, so in our moment of heightened emotions
                  we don't allow, a gulf to poison our relationships
                  for the fallible mistakes, we all
                  so easily make, time n again
                  (but, that's still doesn't mean
                  I fail to recognise
                  just how stifling and frustrating, some peoples
                  attitudes can be, in our
                  most vulnerable moments;
                  adding a layer of toxicity, to our battles
                  simply by them 'selfishly, Choosing' to bulldoze
                  their 'good intentions'
                  over our clearly conveyed needs and signs!)

                  • Teddy.15

                    Thank you dear.L.B your words are always much appreciated. X

                  • Neil Higgins

                    I'm not going to comment.
                    So that's that.

                    • Teddy.15

                      Thank you Mr Higgins. 🤗

                    • Thekkinkkattil

                      You are very positive Teddy.I shall pull myself together is the spirit. Kudos to you . Nicely penned

                      • Teddy.15

                        Thank you so much 🥰 I'm glad you feel me positive. Thank you dear friend. X

                      • Lucy Reid

                        Well said teddy, I love this 🙂

                        • Teddy.15

                          Dear Lucy, thank you so much. 🤗

                        • Jay-Lee Jane

                          This took me on an emotional journey and all i can say is: wow. I love it!!

                          • Teddy.15

                            Thank you, dear Jay-Lee Jane i hope it wasnt too painful. x

                          • HannahElisabeth

                            Couldn't have said it better myself;

                            Sending all the hugs Teddy 🤗

                            • Teddy.15

                              Dear Hannah, your encouragement towards my work is not just appreciated I simply feel honoured that a poetess as grand as you enjoys my work thank you sweet friend. X

                              • Teddy.15

                                🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 for Hannah.

                              • Laura🌻


                                “I shall pull myself together
                                When I’m damn well ready
                                And that’s, that.”

                                Yes, indeed. No one can tell you when, where, or how. You’re in charge…you’re in control…when you’re ready, you’ll make it happen…you will heal.

                                Tanto vero e puro è il tuo scritto. Mi piace moltissimo.


                                • Teddy.15

                                  Dear Laura, how extremely kind, and so good to see you, yes, grazie di cuore per la tua parole, che mi Prezza tanto. Un abbraccio grosso grande. X 💖

                                • Saxon Crow

                                  Very bloody well said Teddy. What an excellent poem.

                                  • Teddy.15

                                    Dearest Sax, I truly wasn't expecting so many to like this one, that's why I love sharing I'm always so surprised which ones people like, thank you dear friend always such a pleasure to see you. X

                                  • Goldfinch60

                                    Move forward in your life and you WILL be ready for all Teddy.


                                    • Teddy.15

                                      I do every day my dear Andy, I am certainly not alone, we all have grief, sometimes I like to write about mine it just makes.me.feel better. Especially sharing with you all. Thank you. 🤗

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