Tag Archives: loss

Going Forward: Life Beyond Tragedy

As I navigate my way, not out of grief, but to learning how to manage it, I also find that, as is often the case, tragic events bring stark realities to the surface. My greatest constant and comfort these last … Continue reading

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Treasured Talks

five pounds and an ounce her beloved grandchild he’d grow-up to be a man one day in her thoughts impossibility rendered reality in her solitude where others let her be with her pain the day came when she whispered to … Continue reading

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A Tree in the Forest

a sapling that never grew uprooted its future exposed in lifelessness its life gone before she held it before mourning she knelt in the forest tears to soil senseless ending in her hands the life that might’ve been lingered as … Continue reading

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A Time of Mourning

I’m over a week out from tragic news, from heartbreak. Yes, this is real life, not fiction I’m talking about. There are glimmers of normal around my edges now, so I thought I’d share a brief message rather than nothing … Continue reading

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A Clock’s Tick

a moment, an instant in-between inspiration and plans before trauma and tragedy after the disbelief numbing all the air within depleted in an instant the impossible possible air riding a tempest fled knees not supporting collapsed searching for answers gone … Continue reading

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Compression

The day came, the news came, her destination broken, the road made hollow too soon. Compression, contraction, a heart stopped, each thought an ache inside. Emptiness swept aside loneliness, his place forever absent, a lifeline detached. Wandering nights, ghostly eyes … Continue reading

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Empty Answers

At a window that was forever the night she sang from the emptiness that knew her heart’s deepest longing. Starlight accepted her questioning and wiped her silver tears when moonlight found her grief. Even if she counted the stars there’d … Continue reading

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Only Love

Chance, happenstance, accidental, but maybe fate. His voice, oh, his voice, indelible in her heart even decades later. Strong, gentle. Kind and insightful. Her, all wrong, too slow to recognize love, one love, the only love, and then he was … Continue reading

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Her Before

Before the night she died, she sat up late wondering at her hope for the future. The night before. Before she was thrust onto the table and her future bled out. Before her breath was stolen, she’d huddled beneath a … Continue reading

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