Cherry blossom, sakura poem.
When the cherry blossoms blossom,
they remind me of your passing.
It was the year when a cloud
almost obscured the sun.
It was the year when my heart
was filled with sadness.
It was so heavy to carry
the secret unseen burden of it
often caused me to stumble.
I did not weep, sometimes
nor cease to sleep, sometimes.
Though at times the loss
of you made me feel
that I might drown on the air
of a day in a world without
you as part of it.
The poem -
Sakura, the falling of the Cherry Blossom
is my own work and is poetry insprired by the loss of my father who I loved dearly.
Please do not steal this and use it on your blogs etc. it means more to me than it could to anyone else.
However if you wish to read it at a memorial service or funeral, then you may.
Please do not publish it in print or on-line elsewhere or claim it as your own work the copyright is mine.
You would not wish to feel the grief that inspired this poem, but if you have then my sympathy is sent to you.
added April 2012.
Sakura is the name for cherry blossom,
the time of year when life is supposed to be one's focus.
I drifted through the time of the cherry blossom,
the winter chill still grasp my heart.
It took a long time to thaw, the ice
to fall as tears. Bravery is respected
but at times it is the most self destructive
emotion. It is only when one unlocks
the grief that you can begin to heal.
Oddly it is like a wound upon the trunk of a tree.
The scar tissue forms eventually.
But it is a process that one must allow to happen naturally.
I still miss his smile - I will never stop thinking of my father , it just hurts less to do so as time passes.
* The photographs and words on this and my other creative hubs belong to me and therefore the copyright is mine. This means they may not be used in anyway without my permission.
a useful link for anyone bereaved and needing help and advice (UK)
- Cruse Bereavement Care
This is the Cruse Bereavement Care page it includes how to help children cope, what to do and how you might be feeling. Also fund raising.
2uesday (author) on August 02, 2014:
Thank you Amy.
Amy Naylor from England on July 30, 2014:
This is lovely. I love cherry blossoms and your imagery is beautiful (the pictures are too) and this hits close to home, as I'm sure it does for a lot of us reading this poem.
Thanks for sharing.
2uesday (author) on March 12, 2012:
Thank you Desiree I am pleased that you are happy with this. It is always difficult for me to share poems like this one and your comment has made me feel it is worth while.
I know that time passes but I do believe that the love I have for my dad is still alive.
Desiree on March 11, 2012:
Thank you so much. And my dad would have loved the tattoo I picked out. Thanks for posting this.
2uesday (author) on March 11, 2012:
Thank you Desiree for leaving a comment here, it was good to know someone likes these words. I had been feeling the mix of joy and sadness at seeing the buds on the trees begin to open in the morning sunshine, so it was good to know someone has read this. My dad would not have liked me to have a tattoo, different generation, different ideas. Please make sure if you have this done you get it done by someone skilled as you will have it with you for a long time.
Losing someone special does get easier to live with in time, I do n't think you ever stop missing them though.
My dad was a secret poet, so I guess this is a suitable tribute to him. You are welcome to use part of the poem, as we share this feeling about the blossom trees.
I hope all goes well for you thank you for sharing. Sending best wishes for your future.
Desiree on March 10, 2012:
This is so beautiful. I am getting a cherry blossom tree tattoo in memory of my father who passed when I was a freshmen in high school, now I'm a senior and I am trying to fins a poem to put with it. This feels like the one
2uesday (author) on February 01, 2012:
Thank you Erika I still greet the spring time cherry blossom with joy at the sight of it and sadness that I lost him. He left us like blossom when it falls suddenly from the tree but the memory of him and the cherry blossom lives on in my heart.
Erika on January 31, 2012:
Sakura haruno on May 17, 2010:
This was shuch a good pome, and I think I well tell every one about this pome
2uesday (author) on April 29, 2010:
pinkhawk thank you - somehow I missed a saying that at the time you left this comment for me.
whoflungdung thank you, I hope this might give hope to someone who is grieving for the loss of a mother or father.
whoflungdung from London, England on April 29, 2010:
Deeply moving 2uesy, very articulate explanation
pinkhawk from Pearl of the Orient on April 15, 2010:
...I can feel the intense emotion behind, sad but such a wonderful piece! thank you for sharing! ^.^
2uesday (author) on April 15, 2010:
Thank you Oremie - I know what you mean. Sometimes I can sense what he would say in a given circumstance - often if I feel sad I know he would want me to be happy, which helps. I am at last getting on with life rather than looking backwards to a time of sadness,writing helps. I will look at your hubpages, nice to 'meet you'.
Blackreign thank you also, for reading and leaving a comment for me.
blackreign2012 on April 14, 2010:
beautiful poem ty for sharing ~hugs~
Oremie B from North London on April 14, 2010:
I like this very touching! My dad died in 2006 but I think they are around us still although I have no evidence of that but I believe it! Do you ever watch Crossing Over With John Edward? Fascinating tv show, I'm going to see him at the Apollo, Victoria, London in May!My hub is on Spring in London at last and my love for the pink clusters that are the beautiful cherry blossom. That's how I found your poems.
2uesday (author) on February 18, 2010:
Thank you Micky.
Thank you Donna, it has taken me a long time to get to the point of writing about it and but now sometimes it helps. Thank you for your kind comment.
donna bamford from Canada on February 17, 2010:
Beautiful 2uesday. Both poems/ As i read it I identify
but for the future if you can follow me - as I may soon lose the most important person in my life.In amy case the poems are both written with such subtlety and gentleness that I can
only admire them. I like your style.
Micky Dee on February 17, 2010:
Very nice 2uesday. It's very pretty. Thank you.
2uesday (author) on February 17, 2010:
Thank you Rose for reading and your comment.
Rose West from Michigan on February 17, 2010:
This is very beautiful! I love the part about drowning on the air.