Saturday, October 8, 2011

Poetry with Kimberly LaRocca

On Saturdays this month I will be featuring a poem from Kimberly LaRocca. Today's poem is from her book A Black Girl's Poetry for the World. 
A Black Girl's Poetry for the World

Because this month the theme is Halloween I will try to choose poems that fit in with some concepts associated with it. So today I am going to feature a poem that deals with ending pain,  and uses words that are common in Halloween stories, (killing, spirit, the end, fog, goodbye).

Ending the Pain
Kimberly LaRocca

This world of pain,
So much to bear.
It's all around,
Staining the air.
All consuming, Everywhere,
And I cannot escape.

Killing my mind
And spirit, too,
Like the way
That evil does.
Won't let me see a day 
Beyond today.

Now is the end for me,
Stealing my light, breathlessly.
I try to fight,
But, through the fog I can't see.

So I say my last goodbye.
I'll be with you forever now.
A better place awaits me.
The pain will end, finally.

I really like this poem. At first it brought back memories of some really dark periods in my life. Not exactly a good thing, you may be thinking. But it was. You cannot go forward without dealing with the past, (unless you want to repeat it). Now it is a step in letting go of painful things that I cannot change. They happened. They hurt. Now they need to be put to rest. So I will take lessons learned and move on. 

For more from Kimberly you can go to her website HERE. She has additional poetry there.

Copies of her book may be purchased from Amazon, in PRINT and in KINDLE form. 

To see my review please click the link, HERE

Please leave your thoughts below. I read them and I answer them.


Sidne said...

sad and hurtful. It reads as if their was a struggle to cope and finally gave up as the struggle consumed the person. Wild!

Frances said...

Kimberly writes some amazing poetry. I will have more each Saturday. Hope you will come back to read some more. :)

KimL said...

I've personally known two people that tried to commit suicide. One succeeded and one did not. It really changes how you look at the world. I try to put myself in other peoples situations to see what they were feeling. That's were some of my poems come from.

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