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

John P. Read © more by John P. Read

Published by Family Friend Poems February 2017 with permission of the author.

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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ABOUT THE POET:

John Peter Read was born in the East End of London in 1948. He was brought up by his Nan and mother, as his father left home when he was 5 years old. At the age of 15, John left school with just a basic education. While in school, he wrote little rhymes just for fun. A couple of his religious poems were published by the Christian church in...

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Brother John . . .
When you've shared a future and shared a past
You've shared magic that cannot be surpassed
Tho' it's bound to hurt when love has to part
And there's scars that never fade on the heart
Nothing and no one can steal loves thunder
Even when death puts loved one's asunder.

  • Idont Haveone Smith by Idont Haveone Smith
  • 5 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
  • 5 years 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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