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  • Writer's picture Gabrielle Elise Jimenez

Sadness is woven deep inside of me

Updated: Jun 14, 2023

A poem I wrote one morning when grief decided to suddenly invite itself into my sleep... totally unannounced.

I woke up early this morning

With the reminder that you are no longer here

I felt this sudden sense of sadness

And my eyes filled up with tears

The sobs are much quieter now

As if I am keeping them to myself

It’s like the ache I feel when I think of you

Is stored safely on a shelf

I can reach for it when I need to

Or pretend it isn’t there

But sometimes it sneaks up on me

A reminder that my sadness is everywhere

It’s in the songs that I hear playing

It’s in the shows that I see

It’s everything, and everywhere

It’s woven deep inside of me.

Sadness stays forever

It is never going to leave

Sometimes I am okay with it

But other times I cannot breathe

As I lay in bed and cried today

I whispered out your name

I told you that I missed you

That life will never be the same

The sadness will never leave me

Nor will the love I have for you

I’ll take it off the shelf again

It’s what I need to do

I have to work through this

All the feelings and my pain

Tears are falling from my eyes

Like a stormy winter rain

But that for me is healing

It brings comfort from the start

In many ways, each time I cry

It’s as though you are visiting from my heart

As I wipe away my tears

And take care of myself

I’ll say goodbye (again) for now

And put you back upon my shelf

by Gabrielle Elise Jimenez

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Bonnie Webster Fuller
Bonnie Webster Fuller
08 de abr. de 2023

Gabby you have no idea what your poems and writings have done for me over the years since the loss of my childhood hero, my brother, to cancer 14 years ago, the loss of my little daddy, now 9 years ago, and the loss of my beloved and dear lifelong best friend and mother, almost 2 years ago. What you put out there has helped me so so much to process and learn to deal with my bigger than life loss. It's been the hardest thing to not have them in my life any longer! I can't wait until the day I see them again all made new! Thank you for what you do ~ please never stop! <3

10 de abr. de 2023
Respondendo a

Thank you very much... (((hug)))




Naresh Bhatt
Naresh Bhatt
04 de set. de 2022

Lonely man in pain Of intentional

demise self inflicted . It never leaves but she sure departed but left a torn ventricle for me to ponder in loneliness All alone incrowds of laughing and loudly chucing strangers !


Naresh Bhatt
Naresh Bhatt
04 de set. de 2022

The ultimate beauty in pain

very well described. I have same feelings and same pain too

Naresh Bhatt MD


04 de ago. de 2022

A beautiful and poignant deep within poem for anyone who experiences a deep loss.

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