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This is a poem I wrote the day before I had to put my cat and bestfriend to sleep after his battle with cancer came to an end. Read More
Compilation of personal poems. Trigger Warning: Heavy dark, emotional subjects and politics. Read More
Is it ever good news with a late night phone call?Do the hairs on the back of your neck or on your arms stand up? Read More

Tags: loss, faith, grief, fear

OK, Little Bird is laugh-out-loud funny, irreverent and inspiring - the story of a bigger-than-life father and an unforgettable father-daughter connectiton - shared through a lifetime of voicemails, wry banter, cantankerous family dinners, unfiltered commentaries and lots of love. Journey with Little Bird as she navigates the greatest loss in… Read More
Sometimes long enough is not very long other times it is never long enough. Read More

Tags: longing, grief

|4X FEATURED AND SPOTLIGHT POEM| To learn to cope with death is one of the hardest obstacles any of us have to face, especially if that death was unexpected. When your whole world has changed, what do you do in order to overcome grief and keep your loved one's memory… Read More
My brother's granddaughter (my great-niece), age 14, suffered several strokes and other complications recently. Yesterday, she suffered yet another, more devastating one. Now, it is only a matter of time. Her parents constantly by her side, devastated. My brother, her grandfather, overwhelmed with grief. And I feel helpless. So I… Read More
Shades of My Grief is about the losses that have made the most impact on my life and how each loss is different. “ When we lose a beloved presence in our lives, the clock tolls more clearly, we think about how ours journeys intertwined, each thread of the tapestry… Read More

Tags: loss, grief, time

Featured Review by Ann Sepino

"As someone who has also been through several traumatic losses, I just want to say how much I appreciate the honesty and contemplation that resou..." Read More

A poem about the seasons of grief. Going though the grieving process and coming out stronger on the other side. “ Autumn leaves rustled beneath my windowpane I knew it was you out for a stroll around the lane I thought then I would never come through the grief and… Read More
“The fog seemed to dissipate, rising upward, dispersing like smoke from a burning cigarette. In doing so, it created a slightly hazy effect around the orange figure“ Read More
The final stage of grief is acceptance. Sometimes, however, when we come face to face with our own mortality, we need to find acceptance in order to cope with death's reality. Read More

Poem / Poetry

January 14, 2022

Reads: 116

Comments: 6

The Booksie Classic House

Image by Amy_Gillard from Pixabay Read More

Reads: 144

Comments: 12

The Booksie Classic House

Cover: Pixabay. Read More

Tags: death, grief, cancer

Poem / Poetry

December 14, 2021

Reads: 75

Shelves: 1

The Writers' Tree House House

"No System Eternal; No One Immortal." - Viktor Read More

Short Story / Romance

December 13, 2021

Reads: 171

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

'Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.' -J.K.Rowling Grief is a subjective experience. It is a painful ordeal. However, there is no time limit to healing. Being haunted by our past is not a choice,… Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 12, 2021

Reads: 157

Comments: 8

Shelves: 1

The Review Chain House

A poem about an unspoken life changing experience for a review chain house contest. Read More

Reads: 15439

Comments: 2

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

16-year-old Kasey Killman becomes a contract killer. In her criminal life, she confronts weapon traffickers, human traffickers, and hopefully those who killed her family. She must balance her criminal life with her everyday life as a high-school student with homework, friends, and dating. Read More

Poem / Poetry

November 10, 2021

Reads: 149

Comments: 4

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay. Read More

Tags: grief, mourning

Tony Lerza's chronic homophobia is about to have fatal consequences - for his son. Then his drunken, abusive, out-of-control behaviour leads him to the most bizarre of encounters with a co-worker. Read More
Too much sickness and death. Read More

Reads: 151

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Flash Fiction for my Creative Writing class... Read More

Tags: home, grief, mom

Drowning is subtle Read More

Poem / Poetry

September 27, 2021

Reads: 196

Comments: 4

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

I miss you, Jessie Boo. Read More

Tags: grief, pet, cat

A widow grieves over her deceased husband for 33 years. She goes to a therapist and works her way back to excellent mental health. Read More

Poem / Poetry

September 21, 2021

Reads: 161

Comments: 4

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Cover image: my own. Read More

Tags: death, grief, jessie

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