Tag Archives: Loss

Melancholy Merriment

This past Sunday we had the most beautiful Advent service of songs and scripture readings, plus my poem that I was blessed to recite. Everything was perfect, even when it wasn’t quite. This inspiring service was the brainchild of one … Continue reading

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Of Eggs and Mad Money

I wrote this poem last May for a contest. Because it had to be unpublished for the contest, I didn’t post it here at the time. I wasn’t a finalist, so now I can do what I want with the … Continue reading

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The Power of My Wound

Healing doesn’t happen all at once. Sexual trauma runs too deep, is much too complex for simple remedies. We have no Star Trek sickbay or magic tricorder to bind up the wounds, erase the battle scars. And would we want … Continue reading

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Blue Sky Lies

No sunny Southern California blue sky watched over me the day everything changed. I grew up under an honest sun. Shining high in the cerulean sky it brought warmth. But here that celestial orb when it deigned to appear was … Continue reading

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The Sun Was Shining

I lost my virginity One cold October morn Truth be told, it was stolen The sun was shining I lost my innocence Control became an illusion Thoughts descended into confusion The wind was blowing I lost my voice Unable to … Continue reading

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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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