Fay Slimm

This Too.


This Too.


The balance of silence vibrates
as bowed under sudden  
weight of sorrow quiet takes stock while
stirring inertia with pulsating heart-quake
at feeling the transcience of being apart
I stand here humbled.

One fleeting moment enhances
my awe as death's sting 
ends with visions of meeting again when
stillness, that deep subtle peace fills space
round loss and bringing doubt to its finish
I feel untroubled.

Becoming amazed at transition 
gains me the advantage
over lost attachment and with grief now
breached descends the wise guru's adage
that this too will pass for love never dies  
so I take comfort.


  • FredPeyer

    I really don't know what to say, Fay!
    Your poems don't only touch the readers heart, they worm right into it.

    • Fay Slimm

      Grateful thanks Fred for your wonderful comments - so pleased these words reached into your heart.

    • Accidental Poet

      Have to agree with Fred, very touching write Fay. My condolences to you and family if someone close to you has passed on.

      • Fay Slimm

        Really appreciate your comments and interest in my written work dear friend. A difficult subject and am glad you found the words touching.

      • Christina S

        Beautiful poem and so heartwarming for such a tough subject. Thanks for sharing, Fay!

        • Fay Slimm

          Thank you too for your visit and read dear Christina.

        • Martina Lynch

          Sorry for your loss and a beautiful poem.

          • Fay Slimm

            Your comment touches the personal side of the piece dear Martina - thank you for the visit and for the support.

          • orchidee

            Good write Fay.

            • Fay Slimm

              Thank you Orchi.

            • Goldfinch60

              Beautiful write. May your love go on towards eternity.

              • Fay Slimm

                What a comforting comment and wish dear Goldi - thank you my friend.

              • Louis Gibbs

                Congratulations on the strength and insight you have gained around loss, Fay! Indeed, we will meet them again, and again, I believe.

                • Fay Slimm

                  Appreciate so much your positive words of comment dear Louis - insight can come to those who think round the challenge of loss.

                • lasergraph

                  WOW, very heartfelt. I am left speechless. That doesn't happen often.

                  • Fay Slimm

                    Ah - I am so pleased words have no meaning after reading this poem my friend - it tries to describe the depths which sorrow sinks into after losing a loved one and yet how silence can help sight of that which can comfort. My sincere thanks for your perceptively "speechless" comment.

                  • tepo

                    you said it all yourself
                    thank you

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