Tag Archives: Loss

Stillborn

One of my nieces asked me to write a poem for her good friend who had a miscarriage at 35 weeks. She knows that I’ve had a miscarriage and write poetry, and she said all the ones she could find … Continue reading

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Lost

Cerulean sky An honest sun Warm spring breeze In an instant undone This sun is a liar On a crisp fall day When everything changed And I lost my way

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Missing You

It never leaves the pain, the heartache of losing one so dear Or one who should have been dear but for youth and shame that kept me from truly knowing and being known by you I hid so much from … Continue reading

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My Story in 44 Words

Another poem written during my coaching class with Sarah Thebarge. —– My Story – A Quadrille They stole my innocence, my peace Left me powerless, without any choice Pain buried in alcohol, drugs, academic success Unhealed pain, despair, darkness never … Continue reading

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Envious

I’m green with envy Hearing you complain About having to care for Your aging father It’s such a burden you say What I wouldn’t give To be planning my daddy’s 95th birthday party today But there’s no party No celebration … Continue reading

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Remembering Dad

My dad was the best. I remember when I was a kid how with gloved hand he would take each bullhead off the hook so I wouldn’t get cut by their spiky fins. I remember how he taught me to … Continue reading

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I Never Said Goodbye

January is the cruelest month despite it’s shimmer of hope It’s when cancer took you I was twenty-three Hadn’t yet made amends for the pain I caused you Still drowning in my own Your death only added to the shame of not … Continue reading

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