Saturday, October 21, 2017

Poem Inspired by Reading About the Power of Resilience

Consolation Surprise
By S. L. Lipson

You’re coping surprisingly well!
The epitome of resilience!
I so admire you.
I mean, losing someone you love,
After so many years together,
That has to be devastating.
And yet here you are,
Powering through grief,
Holding it all together,
Moving forward with so much strength—


What do you mean, you don’t know what I’m talking about?


Wait, whaaat?
I was there. I saw what happened.
Even I was on the verge of tears.
I mean, you put up a tough faรงade,
But everyone knows—


Yes, everyone. Why are you denying that?
We all felt so bad for you….


Why? WHY?!  
You’re messing with me, right?

                        Note to self:
                        Wow. Never mistake denial for resilience.