Category Archives: Death

Crescent Smile

[in memory of Grandpa, one year on] The crescent moon smiles down at me, Although my day was sad, A year since my Grandpa passed, A year less good than bad. I hide away in bed afraid Seek refuge in … Continue reading

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Rest Well Mindy x 

Another baby Gone too soon; you were so loved And always will be. [less than a week after losing Bella, our darling 12-year-old Mindy passed away today]

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Bye bye Bella

You burnt so bright But far too briefly, Bella. Brave. Beloved. Gone.

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Swimming against the tide, With fading strength And dwindling faith To guide him He felt lost. Drowning. No end in sight. Flailing. Wailing. Broken within. He had all but drawn his last breath When, The feel of sand Between cold … Continue reading

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His silence Loud. Unspoken words Were silently Shared loudly. A man Who couldn’t speak aloud; He lived His life Too proudly. They would have helped If he’d have said, If only They had known. But silence reigned And now, Too … Continue reading

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Seed Sower

[For Nicky] You took each step with The surety and certainty Borne of a lifetime of good, Kindness, And doing things right. You stood steady, Strode strong, And did not falter when your path was long, Or plain wrong. Each … Continue reading

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The only thing we felt was love today; A love for life and a man, great. Today was void of pity, hurt or shame, The last thing on our minds was hate. We drank to you and toasted memories, Of … Continue reading

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Now You’re Dead

We listened, But did not hear The words between your words. Things were bad, We knew; You said, But now… Now, you’re dead… And though you needed help, You spoke of others’ plights instead. And now you’re dead. You said … Continue reading

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Dear Alex

Your smile made me smile And your soft hands made my day I only knew you for a short time, But I’m sad you’ve gone away. I like to think in Heaven Your dementia is relieved That you’re less confused … Continue reading

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Remembering [Haiku]

Soft scented roses Share memories on the breeze Never forgotten. — Today marked ten years since I lost my grandmother. I visited her rose at the crematorium today. I like to think she’d be pleased that my grandpa’s funeral will … Continue reading

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