To My Father After His Suicide

The man was in pain, and had been for a long time. He had been drowning in silent sorrows, fighting to keep himself from sinking. Now, he no longer yielded the strength. Before his impending, inescapable death, he held his daughter’s face in his hands, whispering through tears and sobs, that he loved her dearly,Continue reading “To My Father After His Suicide”

The Black Dahlia(Poem)

The heart of my soul spewed gusts of red. Shards sliced through numbness, leaving me all alone in a field of sorrow. Black Dahlia’s shot angrily from the ground, wrapping its stems around my bruised skin. I kicked and flailed, hollered and wailed, their sickening breath taunting me. With my feet shackled to the ground,Continue reading “The Black Dahlia(Poem)”

He is Everywhere and He is Nowhere (Poem)

He is everywhere, in my dreams, his laughter and his voice a temporary gift, his presence a blanket of warmth for my broken heart, yet he is nowhere. He is everywhere, in my heart, our memories and precious moments burning bright in my mind, his remembrance a soft handkerchief for my teary eyes, yet heContinue reading “He is Everywhere and He is Nowhere (Poem)”

SHOWERS AND LATE NIGHT THOUGHTS

I am a writer, so my mind is always thinking and formulating new ideas: TV shows, movies, books, poems and posts. People have told me for years that they would love to be inside my brain, even if for a day. Honestly, if that were possible, people would learn about every celebrity on planet EarthContinue reading “SHOWERS AND LATE NIGHT THOUGHTS”

SHOULDN’T THERE BE A SEAT FOR HIM AT THAT TABLE?

Most mornings, especially in the beginning, the idea of sleeping the day away was both appealing and comforting. I had no motivation to face the world in which his presence was only here in spirit, and there was also a strong force of fear breathing down my neck. I was petrified to walk the earthContinue reading “SHOULDN’T THERE BE A SEAT FOR HIM AT THAT TABLE?”

JOURNEY OF LOSING MY BEST FRIEND by Alexa Levitt

**This post was written by Alexa Levitt** One year ago today, I lost my best friend. The man who I looked up to. Not only my best friend, but my partner in crime. This year has been a rollercoaster to say the least. I woke up one day with both parents and a happy family.Continue reading “JOURNEY OF LOSING MY BEST FRIEND by Alexa Levitt”

COMMON WAYS TO DISTRACT YOURSELF

When something occurs in our life that shakes us to the core and forms those tight knots in our stomach, it is important that we do things that can help take our minds off of whatever is causing us stress. Some examples include: Listening to music Going for a walk Hanging with a pet WatchingContinue reading “COMMON WAYS TO DISTRACT YOURSELF”

COMFORT STATEMENTS ARE NOT ALWAYS SO COMFORTING

For many, many months after my father passed away, my home was flooded with friends and family making sure my mom, my sister, and I ate and that we were doing “okay.” Big trays of mac & cheese, chicken fingers, french fries, salads, wraps, cookies, cakes, and candy, were constantly being sent to us, asContinue reading “COMFORT STATEMENTS ARE NOT ALWAYS SO COMFORTING”