Moving on


To everyone who has ever lost someone to sickness or death or whatever, this poem is for you…x

Life moves on

     Even after the stones are rolled and the skies are dim.

Even when the sun refuses to shine and the moon selfishly hides it’s glow.

Even when the raindrops fall in torrents and the wind howls in agony

Life moves on

     Though my heart is breaking and I can’t seem to stop the tears 

Though the days are bleak and the nights are a worse shade of gloomy 

Though the very thought that you’re gone is too hard to conceive and my heart dies a little every time I feel your absence 

Life moves on.

  Regardless of the tears that I shed

Regardless of the wishes in my heart

Regardless of my present state of mind

Regardless of what may and may not be

Life moves on

 Through the sadness, through the storms.

There’s no iceberg to sink this titanic of life. 

Through the long nights and equally dragged out days.

 There’s no slow motion in this fast paced movie. No screenshot moments. No standstill phases. Though it feels like that inside sometimes. 

Times when moments seem to freeze and I’m just there. With you. Still breathing.

Life moves on….

       I cannot blame time though.

It was always supposed to be in the present continuous tense. 

It’s not supposed to stand still. Not now. Not ever. Till the end of time, the hands of the clock keeps moving. 

    I am alive. Meaning there is life in me. 

I should move on too. 

Today’s tip: I know it’s not easy, it never is. But moving on is a necessity. Like having a bath with cold water on the day of your first interview, knowing there’s no hot water anywhere. The thought of the cold water running down your body sends chills down your spine. You don’t have a choice, you just have to do it. And if you’ve ever done this before, you’ll know. It would be cold, you might scream but YOU WON’T DIE. 

7 thoughts on “Moving on

  1. Wow!! This is it, what was needed to be heard, sometimes it’s the fear of moving forward that makes us bask in the past 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 I love!!!

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  2. Maybe this post was meant for me, this morning I heard my uncle died (he shouldn’t have), it made me think about my friend Sodiq who died around June and how it seems wrong that the rest of us get to continue with life, like moving on is not fair. But moving on in a necessity like you said, It won’t be easy but it has to be done. Thank you.

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  3. Moving on not just a recipe for death but also for broken relationships. The one and only thing we should never let go in life is “letting go”. Nice piece Oreva.

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