Thursday, June 2, 2011

For A While, Sherry Russo

For A While
by Sherry Russo

For a while time stood still
suspended when you died
My heart, my mind
confined to where
you left me
In a haze
I muddle through
oblivious to the world
that continues to move on
Apathetic to everything
but my grief
my sorrow unyielding
For a while
I will stay here
in the depths of darkness
the valley of death.



about the poem.
I actually wrote this due to my father's recent and very sudden passing. Although the grief I feel from losing a parent is a little different than that of a baby, the sentiment of the poem is universal. All of this really brings me back to when I first lost Brandon. - Sherry
about the poet.
Sherry describes herself, "I have been married for 10 years to a wonderful husband, a mother of three, one in heaven. Our world was forever changed when our twin babies were born at 28 1/2 weeks due to an incompetent cervix. Our twin baby boy Brandon died shortly after birth from complications of a collapsed lung, and Sophia stayed in the NICU for 48 days. I mostly write about Brandon and my journey in this world without him. It's the only thing I have that's devoted to him. It helps me heal, while keeping his memory alive." Sherry blogs at Remembering Brandon


  1. This is beautiful. I cried through reading it. This resonates right now with where I am in my loss. Thank you for giving such beautiful form to your feelings and sharing with others.

  2. Magnificently sad and true.
    Thank you for sharing your expressions and experiences with us.

  3. Wow, that really resonates. The darkness is unlike any other. Thank you for sharing and I am so very sorry about little Brandon and your father. K, xx


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