|This poem sent to the site,
by published poet Karen T. Coutermarsh Fahel, was the first of my confirmations
for the Transformation Butterfly. In this poem she captures the essence
of what I feel is essential important to understanding the grief experience.
Each of us may be 'alone' in our unique experience with a loss, but the
underlying feelings of grief are common and these common feelings can be
understood by others who have experienced a loss.
This realization is an important part of the transformation process.
I creep along my way
I look up and I see the sky
I wish so hard that I can fly
And soar above the day
I'm shadowed by the swaying grass
I'm thinking that I'm all alone
They notice me, I notice them
© 15 July, 1988 'Amalthea Celebras' K.C. Fahel
Karen T. Coutermarsh Fahel was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, and has lived in New Hampshire all her life. Educated in Nashua schools, she currently works as an Administrative Assistant. She enjoys acting and singing in a local theater. She has published a number of poems and is affiliated with the National Library of Poetry and the Famous Poets Society of California. She and her husband of 13 years, Leigh, currently live in Allenstown, New Hampshire, with their cats. They both are involved in volunteer work, and contribute to such organizations as Make a Wish and DARE.