Funeral for Myself

A Poem By Raine // 3/5/2015

arms wrapped around my own body
i can feel parts of myself--missing.

the spaces in my heart left empty
when you all packed up and left.

the part i lost when i lost you--and you,
and even the loss of the cat.

this is a funeral for myself.
to honour what i have lost of myself

when you died. because you died and
a little of me died too.

you didn't pass away, you didn't move on.
you died. and a little of me died too.

this is a moment of memory for myself.

to remember those parts of myself
that slipped away

like water through my fingers
and the last breath you sighed.

a eulogy for the smile on my face
after a day with you

a hymn for the warmth of your
sweet green eyes on my face

a requiem for the way i clung to your
hand when i was a little girl

this is a funeral for myself.
to honour what i have lost

to remember what must never
be forgotten.

Comments

This is so achingly

This is so achingly beautiful. Honestly gave me chills. I'm going to read this one a few times.

"this is a moment of memory for myself.

to remember those parts of myself
that slipped away

like water through my fingers
and the last breath you sighed.

a eulogy for the smile on my face
after a day with you

a hymn for the warmth of your
sweet green eyes on my face

a requiem for the way i clung to your
hand when i was a little girl"

these images especially just took my breath away.

Erin | Thu, 03/05/2015

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

This is breathtaking, Raine.

This is breathtaking, Raine. So rich and bittersweet and lovely. And honest. So, so wonderful.

Madeline | Fri, 03/06/2015

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

Thank you so much for this.

Thank you so much for this. Beautifully expressed.

Anna | Sun, 03/08/2015

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Took my breath away. This is

Took my breath away. This is so beautiful and meandering and I love the tone. The imagery is lovely. Thankyou for sharing :)

Maddi | Mon, 03/09/2015

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

I felt this poem, deep inside

I felt this poem, deep inside my chest. It was gorgeous Raine, and I absolutely loved it!

Kassady | Fri, 03/13/2015

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
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Write On!

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