Harley White


I Don’t Deserve - Poem by Harley White

I don’t deserve a poem about my grief.

My only son and daughter
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Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about I Don’t Deserve by Harley White

  • Bill Cantrell (9/13/2017 4:37:00 AM)


    These words broke my heart, now I think I understand the hell you mentioned in cosmic hand I read yesterday, the saying that time heals is not true, it just makes us more numb, I still miss my parents which I list in my early teens and I thought of suicide but I was a coward to carry it out, but I had my hell and I'm well aware of the feeling of blaming oneself, no one can fully understand another's pain but in thiese words no one could help pick up on your intense love for them, your poetry honors them, my friend...the heavens hold many wonders but none of then compares to love, I will never forget this poem for it made a connection to me to my own past and present. (Report) Reply

    Harley White Harley White (9/13/2017 8:00:00 AM)

    To feel understood and have one’s feelings ‘received’ is I think a deep human need. This poem was hard to write, but I finally had to… It took courage to express myself through this outpouring of the raw pain inside, and then to share it… The fact that you have been touched by these words gives me satisfaction, even if it means feeling less alone in the grief! Your empathy brought tears to my eyes. I think many people feel uncomfortable with such emotions, judging from the palliatives and clichés most offer as response. I feel for your great loss as well!
    As for suicide, my personal world has been surrounded with it and I too have felt the urges. I see you read my poem “Must Give Us Pause”, which addresses questions about what might happen after death. Since I believe we somehow create our own destiny, I do not want the karma of dying in a state of inner hell. So it isn’t lack of courage that keeps me from going that route, but desire for a better and less painful future. I will stop here and say again how much I genuinely appreciate having you as a reader of my works! You are a rarity indeed!

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  • (3/29/2014 10:03:00 AM)


    So very sad. Yet so lovingly written. They may be gone but love them still greatly. They will know. (Report) Reply

    Harley White Harley White (3/4/2017 3:20:00 PM)

    Thank you, Colleen, for your warm words..








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