It’s About Disappointment

It’s about disappointment and loss.
Life lessons that change our life
and how we choose
to change with it.

Anger, revenge,
retaliation, fear,
or peace, acceptance,
blessing and grace –
we choose
until we learn it.

Today I choose
through tears of loss,
with a tinge of anger
and a very little bit of grace
to accept the short-lived gift given me
and give it up again
with gratitude at having held such a gift at all.

©2016 Sharron R. McMillan

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2 Responses to It’s About Disappointment

  1. hernibs says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know how much you loved that little one. I wrote this poem on the death of Stanley, a rescue cat that was ill when we got him and he didn’t make it. Loss is hard to bear.


  2. Susan J Clark says:

    My beautiful little schnauzer, Madeline, passed away at 5 am on Oct. 24…in my arms. We had been together 13 1/2 years. Needless to say, my heart is totally broken…an enormous loss for me.



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