Tag Archives: loss

Who Is Toni Love?

As you allow yourself to become immersed in the music and share in my journey, I am confident you will fall in love with love again! Continue reading

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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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Original Poetry 1/13/15

Undercover Lover If you were not there When empty souls glanced at me from a distance False eyes pierced at my heart And rainbows failed to caress me Then tell me my tainted love Why are you here now 1/13/15 … Continue reading

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Life (for Elizabeth) Original Poem 11/23/14

Your breath became my own

and you exhaled life’s elixir into my lungs

as I was yet being formed Continue reading

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Memories of a War Veteran..I have not forgotten

My Uncle was a Vietnam War Veteran. He was fortunate to be one of the ones to come home alive, but the person who left never really came home. He was sad, he was depressed, he struggled with the choices he was forced to make at war and never really felt comfortable in his skin when he came home. He was a walking casualty of war. Continue reading

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