I read a poem of loss:
The loss of a sibling, a child,
I shed a tear and thought to myself,
What a beautiful poem.
Like an alarm went off,
The realization that
I had been reading it,
Up and down,
Over and over again,
And a single tear turned into a waterfall.
Then the thought crossed my mind -
This is what poetry is:
"Gathering Moonlight" by Donall Dempsey
I read this poem and just felt an extreme attachment to it. I really didn't realize how affected I was by it until my fiancé hugged me and asked if I was alright. I was so moved by it. Point being, I truly feel like this is what poetry is supposed to be. Having a reaction that you don't even realize you've had.
Thank you for a beautifully written poem.
Sorry, I went on a tangent lol
I hope you enjoy /
© Shane Leigh