the stifling grasp that grief is able to hold on someone startles me... its unbelievable that even after time it still suffocates. its has been a year since my boyfriend ended his life and a lot of my writing is about what i am left with... my attempts to work through grief and feelings i am left with...
i read this write and i was just wow... the way you have conveyed these feelings chokes me... i know this too well and i have this theory that if im suffering as much as i am that no one else should ever have to and yet i know that cannot be... i am sorry to hear of your friends death but i am glad you are able to write through some of your feelings...
the way you wrote three very short stanza's gives the stanzas such a strong impact like each one is an individual bullet that pierces the heart... very powerful write.
I think the short-ness works, it makes it more brutal. This poem does not feel overdone or overworked; it has the virtue of just being honest, and gets the lingering nature of grief in few words. The straightforward-ness of it reminds me of Maya Angelou's poetry. That is what I think is good about the poem. I find the imagery (darkness, gray shadow etc.) is fairly obvious imagery to use in writing about death, but I don't really want to criticise something written from personal loss, and it's no great issue; I think it conveys what you want it to convey.
P.S. yes, the book I read was by R.L. Frank; probably just has a different title in England.
This is so sad...*sigh* I'm sorry for your friend. Truly am. I can see that his/her death did in fact scar you quite a bit. I'm sorry to say I can't quite relate, cos I've never had a close friend die, but I can imagine your sorrow and wounds. It's like the memory of the person just never leaves you, hm...?
There's an ocean of words you could have adorned this poem with, but the simplicity of the ones you chose makes the sadness sink in even more.
Bullet in my chest Lodged deep in my heart Gray shadow over everything I do[...]
I could keep on reading this out loud, it's so musical, it's got such a lovely beat to it. It was only broken a bit by the difference of the other two stanzas...but that's ok.
U know...i am lovin' your poetry! i think u've just won yourself a stalker (if i manage to see how this stalking thing works, hehe).
I know how you feel my bestfriend was murderd about 3 years ago and even though it has been that long I still cry from time to time in memory to him it's just the idea that i'll never see him again that makes me sad but i've tried moving on and not thinking about him as much but it's such a hard thing to do. I know it's hard to lose a friend but like my dad told me "Life goes on" but that didn't help none maybe it will help you better then it helped me. If you wanna read something about a friend you should read my poem"R.I.P. Tyrone" it's pretty good feel free to check it out and let me know what you think k. 1 love...sorry I must've starting ranting on again and forget to mention what I like about the poem I tend to that I start writting about something and forget stuff. Hold on i'm gonna read again so I comment this time and start ranting I really am sorry about that you probly think i'm a bad person or something huh?.......ok i've finished like I said it is a good poem and if I read correctly this poem makes me kinda sad and makes me flashback to how I was feeling when my friend passed.. but enough of that I don't wanna start ranting this is a good piece i'm sorry if I can't say more but here's some advice make it longer and show more emotion like completely open up more cause I feel taht you can make this poem better. Once again i'm extreamly sorry I feel like an ass right now. 1 love