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A Lonely Path

A haibun

Photo by Claudia Soraya on Unsplash

Penetrating wound

Bowed low, neverending pain

Grief behind the smile

Grief, sorrow, and loss are all paths we walk alone; each is as different as the pebbles on a beach. We stumble, fall, bowed under our pain. We smile and laugh behind our mask of “I’m okay” when nothing is okay and will never be again.



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Patricia Haddock

Writer, editor, coach helping people move from where they are to where they want to be. Find me at Mind Cafe, Illumination, Coffee Times. &