A quatrain inspired by my thoughts on grief and vengeance

Does it matter if a wound pesters?
Does it matter if that wound festers?
Does it matter if it’s there at all
Or will it matter if it brings




This morning, I was inspired to write this quatrain as I pondered how there are some people who can’t let go of their grudge, which devolves into revenge. They have to carry out their vendetta as a way of nursing their grief.

I feel bad for those who had gone through a lot and lost a lot. At the same time, I could only feel sorry for them for so long. At some point, after some mourning, they need to find some way to overcome that and heal.

Being stuck in grief to the point where it becomes unhealthy for the person is being a prisoner of it. A person seeking vengeance becomes a black hole of misery that sucks into it everyone who gets too close to it.

Grief and vengeance are subjects I could further explore in the future through poetry, but right now, this quatrain I had written is all I could produce.

Teresa Sargeant is an award-winning journalist and author. She released her first collection of short stories “Inner Demons” in October 2020. She is the author of the short story ebooks “Eve the First,” “For My Sister,” and “Sammy’s Butterflies” “A Symphony of Silence” is her second poetry collection. Her latest short story “Healing” is published on Short Fiction Break.