Silent Swan

The first funeral i attended

There wasn’t too much i understood about death 

Relationships that were broken

Now mended 

With shared sadness

 

How can i comfort you?

How can i take this pain 

and throw a rainbow in your rain?

 

I’m trying to find the comforting words

They’re right on the tip of my tongue

Now that I’m older i realize

 

There are none 

 

There’s screaming

Intense heaving 

And the hope or possibility

 

That your dreaming

 

This isn’t real.

It can’t be. 

I saw her yesterday.

Why was there no other way?

 

….

 

Im attending my second funeral

There isn’t too much i understand about death

But i do know 

Relationships that were once broken 

Will be mended 

With a shared sadness

 

I know now 

That words can never be enough

And that even silence 

Is loud enough

 

Rest in peace to my dear grandmother Delphine Swan- 6-20-20

 

This poem is about: 
My family

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