Tagged with grief

Lessons From Mom

You taught me so many things over the years Bits of trivia, odd and disconnected From those rare moments When we connected And many lessons In what not to do When I swore to anyone who would listen That I would not grow up to be you I knew so little of grief While you … Continue reading »

How has it been a year already?

One year ago today…about this time…my mom said she suddenly had a really bad headache and collapsed. Later that night, for reasons he couldn’t understand, before he could go to sleep, my middle son had to take items my mom had given him down from the shelf where they always sat, and put them on … Continue reading »

Happy Birthday, Mom

I tried to not think about you today I know it’s your birthday And that kinda goes against the grain But I miss you so much Even when I’m trying not to If I push you away from my thoughts I can sometimes Almost Make it through a day Without crying I’ve had so many … Continue reading »

Afterward

Sitting Waiting For an event That’s nothing more Than the afterward Of a long story Already read Where the outcome Was less than satisfying But the natural conclusion Of a long and winding tale Where the heroine Had finally found her place In this crazy world A story where every tragedy Was met with resilience … Continue reading »

Remembering Mom

She came from nowhere And grew up with nothing She was the perfect combination Of her mother and grandmother A tough broad from the same Yet softer, tempered By the influence of a generation Once removed She worked hard For everything she earned But she never forgot Where she came from Including the lessons Of … Continue reading »

Mothers and Daughters

Somehow it seems That far too often Mothers and daughters Are oil and water. Gasoline and sparks. This was us. Different perspectives. Different opinions. But the same tempers, The same frustrations, The same bruised toes, And the same love You ruffled feathers When you thought You were helping. We all cursed your name; And loved … Continue reading »

Roses

Long ago memories Of a full bouquet of yellow Long stems graceful Ballerinas twirling Baby’s breath Mine held Gift of thankfulness Of friendship Pink petals gradually falling To the tabletop below Beauty fading Soft scent lingering In the air Sweet memory Of an unexpected gift On a Tuesday Playful combinations Pink and peach Orange and … Continue reading »