December Mourning


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Dedicated to my loving daughter Vanessa A Knight. She is sorely missed.

December Mourning

So many days have gone …
So many nights have passed.
Seems I’ve lost track of time,
Somewhere on my life’s path.
One cold December mourning …
The pain blinded my sight.
It left me frozen and numb, 
And hating my so called life.
~ * ~ * ~ * ~
I’ve tried to find my way …
Searching for my way back.
Only to find myself,
On the wrong side of the tracks.
I’ve searched and searched again …
But, always to no avail.
Caught in a downward spiral,
Spinning off the rails.
~ * ~ * ~ * ~
My mind grew cold and dark …
And my heart was ripped away.
One cold December mourning,
I lie broken and decayed.
Tears of sorrow fell like rain …
With screams of anger ... cries of pain.
Never will I be the same,
Without you now ~ I must remain.
~ * ~ * ~ * ~
One cold December mourning …
Your life came screeching to a halt.
Without any sign or warning,
With no one to blame or fault.
For you my loving daughter …
I’ll try to live and remain strong.
For it’s your loving memory, 
That gives me strength to carry on.
~ * ~ * ~ * ~

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pura commented on December Mourning


Wow how intense was that I felt pain as if trying to rip through me oh my. Your so talented *Tempy*



Thanks Pura..This was very difficult for me to write.I still well up when I read it. I've known a lot of pain in my life, but most pain fades .. this one will never dissipate .. I miss and love her dearly. Anyway..I appreciate your read and comments ... Thanks so much..Sorry for the delay in response,,I am rarely on this site anymore..I am usually on

Altair commented on December Mourning


Whoa~ Ken, not sure if any comment would be fitting enough really for such an expression so personable. But I will just say that, reading this right now, at this time, gives me reason to pause in my own life and reflect on things. Life's so fragile, I should do more to honor that fact...thanks bud, and beautiful poem.



Hey Altair .. My old friend :) Good to see you .. I am Sorry for such a long delay in response .. I am rarely on this site .. I am on .... Anyways, Thanks for your heartfelt comments..There is not much anyone can say really .. Life is hard and we all have our plights to deal with. This is the most difficult I've had to deal with .. And still do and will for the rest of my life. But ..I know I will one day see her again .. Thanks again bud :)

Oblaidon commented on December Mourning


Hey Ken, nice write. Long time... Hey did you mean mourning and not morning. Where have you been?



Hey Oblaidon .. Sorry for the delay in response -I am never on this site anymore .. I am on ... And yes ..I meant Mourning .. my daughter passed away ... Thanks again .. Ken

Nadia1986 commented on December Mourning


It's a bitter sweet sounding poem. It reminds me of how I felt when I lost my mom.



Thanks Nadia .. Sorry for delay in response - I am never on this site anymore .. I am on .. Thanks for the read and comments .. much appreciated. Ken

tierra7 commented on December Mourning


Ohhh Ken, .I'm all choked up & filled w/tears ...darlin' this is deeply emotive.... I sooo wish I could offer you an embrace instead of words.... I kno' that no form of words will help ease the pain embrace can only collect and connect one into your pain......may knowin' that you have a tribe of Friends near and far that carry you & your Darlin' Daughter in thoughts, Hearts and Prayers.bring some solace & Comfort..not fair , that this happened.... there is soooo much truth to your chosen words... ~ For it’s your loving memory, That gives me strength to carry on.~ Please accept Terry's and My deepest heartfelt condolences.. We Love You Ken!!! ((((((huggz))))))Tierra @}-'-,



Thanks so much Tierra .. I haven't been on this site in forever and have so many comments to catch up on ..Im on Wattpad as you know..Sorry for the delay in response. Thanks for your heartfelt comments and friendship -Love you guys too :) Ken

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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