Bottom of My Heart – Poetry by Lois Perch Villemaire

To What We LostLois Perch Villemaire

An amazing homage to grief in this stunning poem by Lois Perch Villemaire. Like honey to tea, her words bring a sweetness to the bitter.

Bottom of My Heart

First published by Truth Serum Press, Glow Vol. 6

The bottom of my heart is crowded.

It’s where condolences wait to be shared.

Where love for my family resides.

Where I feel emptiness for

Special ones lost,

Who will never be forgotten

or replaced.

Where there are empty spaces

That ache

Where regrets weigh heavy

Even though I forgive myself.

Where optimistic faith nests

When the world is in turmoil.

Continuing to believe

Words I heard as a child,

“Everything will be all right.”

Where memories glow,

Preserving my parents

Forever, reflecting the best of times.

Where feelings are buried,

Bubbling up when least expected.

Where I find the inspiration to write,

Excavating to the very bottom,

Searching the deepest cavern,

Making certain it can expand.


Lois Perch Villemaire lives in Annapolis, MD. She writes poetry, flash fiction and memoir. Her work has appeared in Potato Soup Journal, FewerThan500, The Drabble, Pen-in-Hand, Flora Fiction, North of Oxford, Flash Frontier, and in Glow Vol. 6 Truth Serum Press.


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