Life Unbidden

She stared ahead.
Unable or unwilling to comprehend.
It must be a mistake.
Dead?
Dead was so final.
She wanted,
Needed,
To believe he was sleeping,
His mind and body mending.
But deep down she knew
It would be
A long and dreamless sleep.
Meanwhile,
Her life,
A waking nightmare,
Went on,
Unbidden.

This entry was posted in Death, Emotions, Love and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

16 Responses to Life Unbidden

  1. Pooky this is a powerful poem; you just get better and better. Xx

    Liked by 1 person

  2. colonialist says:

    A poem of sad and hopeless impact. It does depict, though, a state so many find themselves in.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hi Pooky, I’m sorry i haven’t participated in your prompts. I haven’t managed to get my head ’round fitting your prompts to my theme. Just wanted to let you know that I will be posting a poem on the subject of gratitude on the 31st. Not exactly what you had in mind in responding to prompts but I’ve very much enjoyed reading your prompts and consequent poems! Clever! Clever! Clever!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. A beautiful, powerful poem, Pooky. You capture the initial shock of deep grief perfectly. And yes, it is a life unbidden. It’s sad but real, and that’s why I love this poem. xx

    Liked by 1 person

  5. martha0stout says:

    When those moments come, we never know how we’ll react. You can plan and try to prepare, but in the end? It all comes down to the individual.

    Wonderfully written.

    Like

    • PookyH says:

      I think you’re right… I think it helps to plan and think ahead to a certain degree, but then it can become a constant worry that weighs us down and stops us enjoying the now. I think perhaps it’s impossible to win here?

      Like

  6. Very poignant, Pooky. Questions we ask, never ever really prepared, are we?

    Like

  7. wbdeejay says:

    Loss. The ultimate loss of a close loved one. A time of pain, anguish, fear. So well presented here.

    Like

I'd love to hear your thoughts...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s