Wednesday, October 22, 2014

You Complain

You complain because your kids kept you up all night.
I’m up all night because my child is not here anymore.

You complain because your child doesn’t listen to you.
I call out for my child, wishing they would answer.

You complain because kids are so expensive.
My last purchase for my child was flowers for their grave.

You complain because of the mess your child leaves behind.
I stand alone in their empty room, wishing there was a mess to clean up.

You complain because your kid talks back to you.
I long for one last conversation with the child I lost.

You complain because you never have any peace and quiet.
I long for the happy sounds from my child and hate the quiet because it bring no peace.

You complain because of all the running and errands you do for your child.
I sit alone in my car, talking to a child no longer there, wishing there was something – anything I could do for him.

You complain when your child calls you over silly things or interrupts your day.
I stare at my phone and wish it would ring, so I could hear my child’s voice at the other end.

You complain that you never get time for yourself.
I hate the time alone because it reminds me of what I lost.

(Heather Blair, writing for still standing magazine)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Losing a son to suicide, A poetic journey through grief

Sunday, October 5, 2014

To Lose Someone

Saturday, October 4, 2014

How Much I Miss You

Friday, October 3, 2014

Angel Moms

At That Exact Moment

Joey+Rory - When I'm Gone

Mallary Hope - Love Lives On

Caitlin & Will - Address In The Stars

What do I do with all I have to say???

My Grief Wishlist

I Don't Want To Forget

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Grief Makes A Monster

But grief makes a monster out of us sometimes…and sometimes you say and do things to the people you love that you can’t forgive yourself for.
Melina Marchetta

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Loss Of A Child

One of my earlier poems.Loss of Child The pain of losing a childexacts a hellish toll.For they are woven into...

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