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Graveyard of Yesterdays

shattering Apr 04, 2024

Graveyard of Yesterdays


I can never again be who I was,

crawling back to yesterday

yesterday is dead.

I die


I die





To soothe my tortured Soul

but all I find are

old broken brittle bones

A graveyard of lost loves and shattered promises

A graveyard of regret and longing

A longing for a ghost

A ghost

A ghost

he is empty


long gone

a sheet billowing in the raging wind

of my tortured Heart

I desperately lift the sheet

but it's nothingness


 brittle bones

And I collapse in despair

Here in my own graveyard

Where I bury my own broken carcass

Pulling the Earth tightly over my eyes

and I lay down for my Death

but I smell Earth and mycelium

I'm not dead

I'm Being Resurrected once again

I open my eyes

Light beginning to peep in

through the crumbling


of the grave I dug myself.


By Shana Ariela
Holy Lament member



Grief isn't an illness or mistake, it is a natural and sacred response to life’s inevitable losses. It is also a crucible for transformation. 

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