We all experience it — you cannot speak.
Something deep inside acts up,
And will not be denied.
You have this choking sensation
Like something stuck – burning — in the throat.
You must wait for it to pass
Before you can speak again.
An emotion so raw and primitive it paralyzes.
Sorrow, sadness, despair —
All weeping together…
A dam of emotion let loose.
It’s humanity’s response to personal tragedy
When the only possible response…
Letting go your emotions;
Letting those wild horses run free.
Welcome to humanity.