Short Sad Poem

Holidays After Losing Loved Ones

Since losing many loved ones, Christmas and New Year's celebrations have lost all meaning.
They only highlight your loss, knowing nothing can change.

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Strangely, this kinda relates to me, as many family members such as my uncles, grand-parents, and my father passed a few years ago around the holidays, and often times all you feel is grief...

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No Celebration

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Published: February 2017

What's the point of celebrating
When the ones you loved have gone?
It's only the beginning of another year,
Another year of struggling alone.

Nothing new will happen.
Nothing old will ever change.
The past has left its scars.
Now only old memories remain.

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  • Idont Haveone Smith by Idont Haveone Smith
  • 2 years ago

Strangely, this kinda relates to me, as many family members such as my uncles, grand-parents, and my father passed a few years ago around the holidays, and often times all you feel is grief rather than celebration, making you wish it was all over. And though I am getting over their deaths, there's still a large amount of pain when the winter months come, and not only because I hate the cold.

  • Uzma by Uzma
  • 1 year ago

Thinking exactly the same. When everybody wants to celebrate tomorrow and I want to hide myself because it's hard to pretend to be normal on a happy occasion when you are dying from inside with pain...

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