Moving On Poem

I wrote this poem following the loss of my mom and brother. I was divorced and felt uncertain about relationships in general, primarily romantic ones. Hopefully, reader, you can sense the grief, anger, and hope I experienced during that uncertain time.

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Can I Really Love Anything?

Lisa E. Sheroan © more by Lisa E. Sheroan

Published by Family Friend Poems April 1, 2024 with permission of the Author.

Can I really love anything?
My home, my life, the fantasy?
What trouble will it bring,
If I can't love anything?

Without her beside me now
Without him there next to her
What good am I to anyone?
Everything is just a blur

Won't change my name again
To them I will be true
My brother's sons I share it with
Won't share my name with you

Can I really love anything?
Or anyone now they are gone?
The answer now is no
So just go on now. Move along.

But somehow I love the flowers
Only blooms and leaves are lost
I know they simply slumber
They’ll return after the frost

I love the birds that do not stay
Will await their long return
They'd return now if they knew
The depth of my concern

Can I really love anything?
Does my heart have any room?
Waiting for the birds' return
Waiting for the flowers' bloom

As my hardened heart grows softer
As I inch my way into
A meaning in my life
The birds and flowers and you

I'll try to love the best I can
Though it's hard to see it it through
Can I really love anything?
Because of them, because I should, because I do

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ABOUT THE POET:

Ms. Sheroan’s mother and brother are often her poetic muses, though she occasionally explores writing creatively about life, love and nature. Ms. Sheroan enjoys sketching and gardening in her free time. She’s a fan of period romance movies. She lives in Indianapolis and is “mom” to her German Shepherds and beautiful...

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