Sadness by Jacqueline Nash

I have not posted for quite a while. Some of you will know that my husband Brian passed away at the beginning of last year after struggling with cancer for four years. I lost my soul mate. At the same time both parents suffered with ill health and my father died the year before Brian. I have found it extremely difficult to get back to anything near normal, whatever normal is now. Friends and family have been fantastic but the feeling of loss is still unbearable. I am trying to get back into the swing of things and decided to post some of the poems I wrote the year or so before Brian died, when I knew he wasn’t going to make it. My two WordPress Blogs and the amazing WordPress community helped keep me going through the most difficult time in my life. Hopefully I will be able to write on a more cheerful note in the not too distant future. The first of these poems is called Sadness.


There is a tragic sadness that hangs in the air today,
oppressive, almost tangible, impossible to ignore it there,
if I could gather it in my arms, I would gladly throw it to the wind,
but it hovers in all it’s nakedness, emotions laid bare.

It climbs down my throat, a big lump that loiters,
the sadness creeps into my eyes making them moist,
I breathe it into my lungs making it difficult to breathe normally,
but I try to hide this agony that cannot be voiced.

I am grieving for what was and will never be again,
struggling with a knowledge of what the future has in store,
and I know there is no way out of this heart breaking dilemma,
but know it is a journey I am forced to endure.

About Jacqueline C Nash

Jacqueline loves to write poetry and has also written a book but none of her work has been published, she writes purely for enjoyment. It has helped her through good and bad times, the last few years of which have been particularly difficult. Her poetry is inspired by nature and life in general. Much of her work is from true life, sometimes stretching the truth a little, but it is also from her imagination. Jacqueline is a firm believer that creativity feeds the soul. As well as poetry she loves music, dance and dabbles in mixed media art and up-cycling.
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5 Responses to Sadness by Jacqueline Nash

  1. deuxiemepeau says:

    Jacqueline, I am so sorry to read of your losses, your father and your husband and soul mate. I cannot imagine what it must take to simply get through every day but I send my condolences and my wishes that you to find strength for your journey. Thank you for sharing your words with us.

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  2. jcnashpoems says:

    Thank you, very much appreciated.


  3. maryc25 says:

    Hi Jacqueline. I’m so sorry to hear that you are enduring such loss. Every day must feel like a battle. I’m glad you have such supportive people around you, who will help you to survive. Keep writing and take good care of yourself. xx

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  4. maryc25 says:

    I’m doing OK, thanks Jacqueline. I’m glad you like the poetry. I enjoy reading your work too. Keep going with it! xx

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