Life…On Pain

There will be times of woe There will be times of want There will be times of knee shattering pain. Know it, expect it, accept it.   Don’t pretend Don’t medicate Don’t temporize Cry it, heal it, accept it.   But do not seek it Do not fan the flames Do not make it harder…

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Goddaughter; Please…

Goddaughter; Please… Each day I see you chose social media that focuses on agony Please choose that which focuses on pleasure in the deepest sense Both exist But one makes you feel like shit and the other makes you feel hopeful. Please choose the hopeful one. Goddaughter; Please… The prescribed and the unprescribed create both…

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The Flood

First is the event itself. For me, (and my dog and cat), fear. For others terror. I was lucky if not dry. Then there’s the water. It reaches its peak. You know you are safe and then…well, you wait for the water to go down…however many hours it takes. Then there’s the mud. Why did I think flood water would be…

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Have Faith

Not the boxed in faith of particular dogmas, nor believing despite clear evidence to the contrary. But rather   Understand our species massively overrates our own knowledge. Understand how much we do not know, cannot see, cannot hear, cannot comprehend. Just stand outside tonight and stare at the stars and think of what we know,…

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In this moment

  My existence was destined to be pain for not one, but two mothers. For the first a socially condemned reality, the second, a constant reminder of her unhealed grief. It saddens me that I have been the cause of so much grief, even at 53. I know…now…that I hold no responsibility, personally; like me that is…

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I dream

I have been a single woman for seventeen and a half years Fourteen and a half years of that was very intentional Feeling incapable of picking compatible partners And being a mother of a two and a half-year old I wanted to provide security for my son and felt unable to do that if I…

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I am so Glad

There is mostly stillness in my head A strange sense of Peace. They came and In a flash of time They were gone. I’m glad they came I’m glad they went. I adored them!   But the build up to meeting them was so uncontrollably intense that by the time they went to bed last night…

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