In light of recent events, with the shootings in Las Vegas and the death of Tom Petty still fresh in all of our minds, I figured that this edition of Poetry Packed Out needed to touch on sadness and how people can recover (as best as we can, at any rate) from the things in life that are sometimes unavoidable. The poem I chose is from my own sorrow and faith entitled Triumph from Tragedy.
When I was writing this poem, I was still going through a rough patch in my life, losing my late mentor to ALS and wanting to let people know what I was feeling at the time. It was full of my emotions. Triumph from Tragedy had the paradox of this space known as time: it held onto the wanting to turn back time, yet it also held something more deep inside, that we find difficult to find at the time: the hope that each of us holds inside, even when we suffer more than we can bare, to know that we aren’t alone in our suffering. This poem is here to let those who mourn that it’s natural to mourn, especially for those we hold dear inside us, but also to let us not to forget how important it is to let others know that we care about them, individually and as a society. So, without further ado:
Triumph from Tragedy
spreading like a virus
losing your friend
in a matter of seconds
Without a chance to say goodbye.
It is pain beyond words
like the world is crumbling around you
with no escape in sight
Like losing you mentor; your hero
your knight in shining armor
In what seems like an eternity
But there is hope and joy in this
We must remember to appreciate
those people that are living now
before it’s too late
And to love other people back
Regardless of what others think of them
If we are to join our friends
When we leave this place
And journey into
The next world.
Hope this helps you all heal from the past and present pains so we can all…..