Losing someone close to you is one of the most painful things to bear. As you cope you want to stay strong. In this piece, the weight of it began to crumble the mind. A struggle ensues for their well-being. Please enjoy.
To My Peace by Raine Leggett
A lost voice called from above. It rang throughout my mind more than a thousand times. Its sound hollow yet sweet. I want to answer it. I want to hear more. Yet as I listen it becomes so familiar. This voice I know it. This voice is dear to me.
My head swims until it goes dark. An abyss surrounds me. A cold takes hold. I follow my eyes to a light up ahead. An end of this void is what I hope. A loud thunder. A loud pain. A loud screaming. A terror unfolds. I want to leave. I want to vanish. I open my eyes and see my own room. A dim light greets me. A storm brews with yells from God. I catch my breath to find my sanity.
Lighting flashes. My lights flicker. I rock to myself as my peace flees me. I cry louder than the shower of rain. I want to hold you again in my pain. I’ve lost my mind since you have left me. My only comfort is when I cry. I lay my head after a prayer. To my sleep is where I flee. A darkness blankets me to my peace.
As I drift a dream comes to me. It is so familiar. A lovely memory. My hand is grasped by your warm touch. We walk to our own speed in life. I see your smile and watch your eyes. A sadness forms and I began to cry. From my dream, my tears awake me. I so clasp my hand and these words leave my lips.
“I miss you so. Why did they take you? I want you back. Our time was short. If only I could hold you or walk by your side. My dear, I need you. Have mercy Lord and soothe my soul.” As we should never have said goodbye.”
The storm wanes. The light of the sun peaks through. I pull myself up and look out the window. The clouds where you rest is where I stare. I hope you are happy where you rest up there. I’ll pray to my peace. Until we meet again.