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I'm Numb

Dean Traylor is a freelance writer and teacher who writes about various subjects, including education and creative writing.

im-numb

Words travel fast

About another death.

Someone close to me

Once again.


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A sad story

Always the same


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But tears don’t roll

As feelings of loss is

Just a void.


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Too many, lately,

Too many to count.


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Tears once fell

Sorrow raged within

But now,

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The eyes are dry

And the sorrow’s muted.


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I’m numb

I’m spent


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Too many funerals

Too many memorials


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Numbness is all I feel.

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As my loved ones

As my dear friends

As my peers

Drift into oblivion.

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They all march off

Into the unknown

Leaving their memories behind.

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But so many

All at once.

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I can’t feel.

I can’t hurt.

My sympathy drained.


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I’ll miss them

But there’s

So many to miss.

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And one day

I’ll know this.

Once I can take time

To remember them

And to grieve them.

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When the cruel world stops

And gives me

that grace.

im-numb

© 2022 Dean Traylor

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