I love you and I don’t know why

With all this grief

My heart keeps tight

…a sliver of light

And I think…

If I keep this slender sliver on repeat

…I will be alright

I love you and I don’t know why

I remember when you first

walked down the street

into my soul

I remember it all

The warm sliver of a ray of hope

I love you and I don’t know why

…all you needed was a sliver to get inside

To be, to watch, to pray 

I think if I keep this slender sliver on replay

maybe, just maybe

…I will be ok


*thank you for helping me through this hard time- love you all* 

80 thoughts on “ Slivers

  1. ” I love you and I don’t know why ” …I appreciate just how you repeat this line at the beginning of each stanza …your tender words creating such a purity …very atmospheric and beautiful in a meloncholy way ….love to you dear one , megxxx

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  2. Very beautifully written Kristin. That sliver is your heart light opening for another….just imagine how much it will be, if you open it for you.
    Allow what you feel to come through…your holding, holding, holding.
    Speak from your heart, stand in your truth…and the wall will come tumbling down. Promise 🙂

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      1. It always is about ourselves Kristin. We have these beautiful people come into our lives just to help us see…and through the pain and hurt, slowly a light will shine…and in that understanding we are free. And in that freedom we remember them….always for the love that they gave us. Big hug Kristin….you are coming through this time well…for there is much light in your words. One cannot show light, unless they are already glowing within 🙂

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  3. You are not a sliver of light, you are a shining star. Your heart is not only pure, it is warrior strong and that strength pulls others up. You power through your grief, selflessly sharing the pieces of your heart that are in tact. To me, you are truly amazing.
    Have a beautiful Wednesday, Soldier Girl.

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    1. Wow AnnMarie- this is so heartfelt and beautiful! I am so glad I read this today- because it has been a hard day, and your words are such comfort to me- this means so much. I will save this and keep it right in my heart. Thank you ❤️


  4. it’s you that’s placed the sliver in me and that’s why i love you too. outstanding love everything about this and the quotes are superb. you shine my world and brighten my life. how i wish i could meet you. xxx

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    1. Chrissy I don’t even know what to say-I adore you so much. You are so precious. I am honored to read this- I’ve read it so much, it’s the best hug ever from my dg. I wish that too- writing poetry til the sun comes up–and goes down again ;))xx

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  6. Just beautiful!

    “… and I don’t know why” – I love that. Based on my own experience, I would say, “I don’t know why, but I know it had to happen. It was inevitable.” 🙂

    Here are some more beautiful words I found today. I think they go well with your poem:

    “There is nothing that can replace the absence of someone dear to us, and one should not even attempt to do so. One must simply hold out and endure it. At first that sounds very hard, but at the same time it is also a great comfort. For to the extent the emptiness truly remains unfilled one remains connected to the other person through it. It is wrong to say that God fills the emptiness. God in no way fills it but much more leaves it precisely unfilled and thus helps us preserve – even in pain – the authentic relationship. Further more, the more beautiful and full the remembrances, the more difficult the separation. But gratitude transforms the torment of memory into silent joy. One bears what was lovely in the past not as a thorn but as a precious gift deep within, a hidden treasure of which one can always be certain.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    Personally, I would replace God with time, but I like this paragraph as it is also. Especially the last sentence.

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  7. surprisingly
    my wife once said
    the pain of losing my baby
    might be his biggest gift
    my heart owns him
    and I know
    I’ll always bleed these tears
    and feel him close
    my fingers
    felt her watery cheeks
    and we felt
    his wonderful presence
    and painful love

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    1. I had a dream the other night where I was holding her again and it was wonderful and felt so real. When I woke up my heart sunk and I had to drag it behind me all day- it longs to be with her. Bless you my sweet friend with a deep bleeding heart💙


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