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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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