24 thoughts on “The weight of loss

  1. I love the strength of conviction conveyed in your first line. I almost wish this piece had been written upside down — starting with the observation about loss being a heavy burden, and ending with the strengthening resolve.

  2. The metaphor of tears and candle wax leaves the reader with a strong image and tone. I was a little confused by the line “the weight of it [emotion] tugs on my feelings” because emotions and feelings are the same thing.

  3. Loss is really the hardest of things to bear, is it not? I like the note of hope at the beginning. Some days are better than others in the grief process, and I feel like these lines reflect that.

  4. Thanks for sharing this. The only thing I would say is that I didn’t feel the title needed to be so obvious. Your words are super powerful in this. Great job.

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