Friday 55: On Missing

My first stab at giving grief a face three years ago. Not pretty. Ragged feelings on the page.  It gave voice to that raw, empty ache I had in my middle, that something missing. I could barely form sentences and needed a picture to take up the slack. Making poetry and art helped me through.

~Nara Malone

This post is for my running buddy Violet who just buried her mother.
For +Mera Kranfel who just lost a friend.
For my dad--still missing you Daddy but most days the memories have smiles attached instead of tears.
And for G-Man and the Friday 55 gang--missing you all is something I can fix.
Drop buy G-Man's site on Friday to join the fun to see what others wrote.


  1. Omg you are so sweet :´) Thank you. How beautyful and how sad <3

    Mera Kranfel

  2. sorry for your friends loss...it is hard...losing someone, particularly a parent who we oft think immortal til they arent and then we are left trying to figure it out....nice creative presentation...

  3. The raw voice of sorrow is some of the most poetic. Very touching.

  4. Nara Malone, what a sweet and moving thing of beauty you've penned.
    What a great friend you are.
    I have missed you dearly.
    Loved your long awaited 55...:-)
    Thanks for playing, I'm so happy to see you back, have a Kick Ass Week-End

  5. The portrayal of grief is profound. I miss my Mother so badly...the anniversary of her death is just a few weeks ago. Sometimes it feels like she passed yesterday...sometimes it feels like it happened just hours ago. Grief is so intensely personal, but you gave it a universal voice. Thank you.

  6. Pieced, patched, but not whole. That is how most of us get through life. :)

  7. Like Humpty-Dumpty for adults, this really tells of the fragmentation we feel when grieving.


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