Poetry / Poets

The Blues Make Us Strong by Moriah LaChapell

Jared, I speak to you as if you’re still here.
The sun is shining, and we’re in the vineyard again.
I want to tell you the things I should have
before you came home on a Friday night
and your brother shot that damn gun.

You were the glue
and the glue
isn’t supposed to go
before the gravel
on the road we call Life.

You could extract
the steely metal truth
revealing my little girl thoughts
and they would shine
like Harley chrome.

When you died
the chrome crumpled
and the glue isn’t supposed to go
before the gravel.

So I wandered
the roads of my mind
for awhile I was lost.

Until, I took
what I learned from you
and discovered my path anew.
I found, it is better
to risk the pain
than hoard love like I used to.

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21 thoughts on “The Blues Make Us Strong by Moriah LaChapell

  1. This is excellent, Moriah. I would like to share it on my blog too.

    The glue and chrome imagery is very moving to me; it says something about you and the dear one you lost.

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