Grief: A Poem

September 17, 2020

Grief, like a dark and heavy passenger strapped to your heart, carrying a permanent and fully paid ticket.

Like a newly formed jail cell built with indestructible steel around your soul.

Grief, a consequence of love and loss.

A repercussion of having beautiful relationships, ones worthy of missing.

Grief, like a life sentence of pain and longing, one you are served because of honor and influence, not from mistakes or wrongdoing. 

Like a terminal illness, undiagnosed and invisible, wrecking internal havoc. 

Like an addition to your DNA and entire composition. 

You are changed.

You are transformed.

You are sentenced.

You are grieving, forever. 

xox, Chels

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Chelsea Ohlemiller

Chelsea Ohlemiller

A thirty-something wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea is a sappy romantic, coffee junkie, book collector, and person who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s sarcastic, full of jokes, full of tears, and enjoys writing most when life gets messy or complicated. In 2017, Chelsea's mother passed away. Through her grief journey, she decided to take her mother’s advice and share her writing with the world. One day she gained the courage to honor her mother's wishes and write. It turned out to be one of the best decisions she's ever made.

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