Tag Archives: tragedy

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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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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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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Noir Rain

Bleeding lives in a dead place forgotten. If not for the cannonade in her head she’d wonder if she was breathing, or was she dreaming in a monochrome storm again? Wafting shadows scattering remembered existence. Screaming whispers swore their outrage … Continue reading

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Stepping Stones to Chaos

Another moment of silence following more senselessness to abhor, etching more stones in grieving, hearing more answers we’ll ignore. Outrage over trivialities, apathy when victims die, walking the stepping stones to chaos while too few wonder why. There’s no end … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s

To forget was to set life aside one piece at a time, to hollow the soul one memory at a time, to die before there was death, to take that last breath while still breathing, while still needing, while still … Continue reading

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Year of Tragedy

The year came and a country on the brink went insane, day after day, wearing her down, a poison that knew her name. A collective frenzy consuming reason, relentless, tireless, a year of tragedy, a year of stress, pulling out … Continue reading

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