Posted by: Kathy | September 26, 2014

It’s Ok to Cry

As I wrote in a previous post, I am also a guest blogger on a site that helps teens and young adults deal with the loss of a parent. Grief, the feelings that come with loss, are similar, whether you are 15, 25, 35, 45, etc. It hurts to lose someone, especially a parent.

Maybe you can relate to the post I just wrote for SLAP’D entitled It’s Ok to Cry.

Please check it out:

https://www.slapd.com/component/com_easyblog/Itemid,824/id,66/view,entry/

Posted by: Kathy | September 17, 2014

Happy Birthday, Mom

Today would have been my mom’s 71st birthday. I wrote a poem in honor and memory of her.

My Heart Is Dark

My heart is dark
because I remember your smile
that could brighten a room
with radiating warmth.

My heart is dark
because I remember your voice,
with reassuring words
that could calm any fear.

My heart is dark
because I remember your love,
the depths of which
only a mom could give.

My heart is dark
because so much has changed,
life is very different
without you.

My heart is dark
because of who you were
and all that you did.
I miss the way you cared.

My heart is dark
because today is your birthday
and you’re not here.
We remember you in our hearts.

Happy Birthday, Mom. I miss you and will always love you.

Posted by: Kathy | September 4, 2014

Words Have Power

Words have the power
to soften pain
caused by grief and loss
with a gentle touch of understanding.

Words have the power
to heal emotional wounds,
softly covering them
with a blanket of kindness and love.

Words have the power
to motivate
with a positive nudge
or outright encouragement.

Words also have the power
to cause grief and pain
when said with malice
and complete disrespect.

Words also have the power
to create emotional wounds,
as the knife of negativity
leaves deep and lasting marks.

Words also have the power
to discourage future steps
when laced with disdain
or dripping with disappointment.

Words have power
so choose them wisely,
use them carefully,
and think of others first.

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