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The Quiet Beauty of an Observed Life

The week before I turned 13 years old, my little brother was stillborn.

That year I learned a lot about grief. Every moment of life was suddenly precious. 609 more words

Grief

Lazarus

After the wake and speeches, when the guests in black
Had with the charm of ordinariness
Dispelled the gross terror of a fellow dead
(Eyelid grown waxen, the body like a sack… 150 more words

Theology

Grateful

I don’t like to post depressing things but for some reason I need to get this out. I went to see my mother yesterday afternoon at the “home”. 689 more words

Aging

The seasons are passing

The seasons are passing, and my expectations have reached their autumn now. The leaves have changed shades and eventually started to fall. All that remains is a few branches of hope, and they wait for winter to come and shroud them, and then you wont even see those any more. 253 more words

Emma

I carried you everyday of your life, I’ll love you everyday of mine.

Entrepreneurship & Tolerating Anxiety 

I’ll never give up and I’ll never back down. These are the words that ring inside my head, and keep me following my passion for being my own boss, and doing the work I love. 451 more words

Grief

Fingernails (new poem)

my psychotherapy teacher taught me to counsel
with his fingernails…

a deliberate inattention,

staring at my nails as if they were
the most interesting thing in the world; 18 more words