Tag Archives: Grief

The Day I Left God – Original Poetry from Toni Love

The Day I Left God I laid the red carnation on top of her casket Collapsing through showers of grief The sight of them lowering the flesh and bones of my mother Into the cold hard ground was too much … Continue reading

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New Shoes: My Mother’s Day Gift from Above

Even though I was a mother myself, all of the Mother’s Day commercials with scenes of children hugging and delivering gifts and flowers to their mothers trickled into my joy like Chinese water torture. Continue reading

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“Grief Waits” – Original Poetry by Toni Love

This was written a few weeks after my father transitioned, not for sympathy but to support the little girl inside yearning to tell her story. Not sure I’m finished with it, but here it is: Continue reading

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Happy No Fear , original poetry

I am worthy of a life free of fear
And I deserve to have someone I trust to pull me near
Whisper “I love you” sensual and sincerely in my ear
And not cringe from disbelief Continue reading

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Keeping it Real – Original Poetry 12/15/13

Will the calls and cards and letters

Soak up every grief-stained tear

Will his grandchildren cease to miss him

At graduations and weddings from year to year Continue reading

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I’m back!

It’s been several months since I’ve written anything on my blog and I apologize to my loyal followers for the long absence. Continue reading

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Dear Grief

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