Breathing (A Poem)

by Kathy on August 23, 2011 · 18 comments

in Grief, Healing, Loss, Love, Memories, Molly, Poetry, Time

Inhale

I see your picture in the frame on the bookcase.

Exhale

It reminds me you were here, you were real.

Inhale

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I carried you.

Exhale

My heart aches when I think about all we have been through together.

Inhale

I often feel your presence around me.

Exhale

I find comfort in seeing things that call you to my mind.

Inhale

I don’t cry as much as I used to.

Exhale

That doesn’t mean I miss you any less.

Inhale

I love you baby girl.

Exhale

I will never forget you.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 HereWeGoAJen August 23, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Beautiful, Kathy.

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2 loribeth August 23, 2011 at 6:39 pm

This is wonderful. : )

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3 S August 23, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Perfectly said….

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4 It Is What It Is August 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Such a lovely, moving, and beautiful tribute, Kathy.

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5 Kathy August 30, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Thank you all! You kind words mean a lot to me. xoxo

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6 Mr. Thompson and Me January 1, 2012 at 10:18 am

I get it…oh, I get it….and it just makes me cry. Thanks for reminding me to breath and for putting into words what I feel in my heart.

Beautiful.

(following from Creme de la Creme)

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7 Erin January 2, 2012 at 10:45 am

Amazing how something as "simple" as breathing takes on new meaning. A wonderful reminder of how each breath you take to keep yourself moving forward also keeps memories alive. Thank you for sharing.

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8 gailcanoe January 2, 2012 at 11:39 am

Love it. Simple, but so eloquent.

here from the Creme

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9 Michaela January 2, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I here from the Creme de La Creme. It is a beautiful poem and tribute to your daughter.

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10 St Elsewhere January 3, 2012 at 4:29 am

Many many hugs, Kathy. I understand that sentiment.

Here from CDLC….

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11 Sarah January 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Beautiful post. I am so sorry for your loss of Molly. This poem is a wonderful tribute to her.

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12 dspence January 4, 2012 at 6:50 pm

This is beautiful…

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13 JustHeather January 5, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I don't imagine the sadness ever fully goes away. You've captured the sentiment and feeling so well, I feel it!

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14 relaxednomore January 5, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Here from Creme de la Creme. What a beautiful poem! Hugs!

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15 Tiara January 6, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I'm here from the Creme list…beautiful & touching poem.

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16 Alissa January 7, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Yep…you nailed it. Thank you. Here from CDLC.

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17 Lori Lavender Luz May 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm

You’ve taken my breath away.
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18 Mud Hut Mama May 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Kathy, This is so touching and so full of love. It is a beautiful tribute and I’m so sorry for your loss. I look forward to reading more of your writing – it is clear that it comes from the heart.
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