THE SADDEST OF ALL

IF ONLY Preceding conduction or lack thereof, same - same Passions transpire deficient as derisions are made A line in the sand, crossed - always crossed Like clepsydra's, occasion's accidental loss Fates appraised by temporal lengths of time Some of which inundate sincerity with lies, without diligent refined distillation Wishes were assumed acceptable pecuniary consolations An [...]

Children Coping With Grief

  "Life asked death, 'Why do people love me but hate you?' Death responded, 'Because you are a beautiful lie and I am a painful truth." —Author unknown Death, the inevitable fate of all life. Everyone manages grief in their own way. For a child, the devastation of such a catastrophic event can forever alter [...]

Reflections From the Disheartened

There are moments in life that change you forever; define you, indefinitely.  Sure, wounds heal, but just as the old saying goes, “The scars remain.” For some, the most definitive moment that has forever altered life’s reality is when the person they loved and trusted most unleashed their aggression and hit them. This life changing [...]

SINS OF THE FATHER

    Composed from the scandal of corrosive loins Precious life is granted consciousness New vivacity, supposedly unsoiled – so they say Perfect and fresh Given a century to sanctify their predecessor’s offenses   Righteous Clean Then again, a soul created from the tainted has little chance Bequeathed a life of struggle and inauspicious circumstances [...]

FARSIGHTEDNESS

  Holding me with his strong arms, moving ever so gracefully across the dance floor. Knowing I have his undivided attention, I can feel him leaning in to smell my hair which pleases me. I miss being held like this. A secure embrace taking the lead, compelling my body to move as he wishes. He’s proud to [...]