Skills That I Learned From Grief

When you're a little kid, everything seems so simple and the only thing that you need to worry about is whether to watch this cartoon or that. Of course, I do come from the age of Nintendo and Saturday Morning Cartoons. Instead of playing with an iPhone, I was outside with my brother and playing … Continue reading Skills That I Learned From Grief

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Your Old Buddy Ernest.

I was born in 1982 and can remember most of the 80's as well as into the 90's. Growing up was a bit bittersweet. I started learning about how people can let you down. How some people that you thought were your friends one day could turn around the next and tell you that you … Continue reading Your Old Buddy Ernest.

Love of a Lifetime

Try as though I may, I just can't outrun time - No matter how hard I pray. Memories will last me a lifetime.   Running her brush through my hair, Wiping away the tears ever so gently - Showing me love with the utmost care. God, these thoughts appear  intensely.   I still remember your … Continue reading Love of a Lifetime

Christmas Letter

Memories from the past, Seeping into my mind. A time long since passed, Desires that were declined.   Shiny objects and pretty things Often asked by others my age. Waiting to see what Santa brings, Only wanting her pain to assuage.   At the start of autumn long ago, My letter was written - my … Continue reading Christmas Letter

The Graveyard

Good morning, everyone! Normally, after I've finished creating a piece of poetry, I'll post it up here for you to read without anything said beforehand. Not so much today. I wanted to throw you guys out some warnings. This particular post is in response to the #DearDepression tag that was written to encourage awareness for … Continue reading The Graveyard

Dear Mom

  Dear Mama, It's been nearly 20 years since I've heard your voice or spoken to you. Yet, through a random prompt on the internet I stumbled upon today, I'm writing you a letter. There are a lot of "somethings" I wish I could tell you and questions to ask you. If you could see … Continue reading Dear Mom

My Daughter’s Soul

  My Daughter's Soul Seventeen-year-old Sami Abrams has been blessed throughout her life: an unbreakable friendship with Darius Levine, academic and athletic scholarship offers, life in the dynamic city of New Orleans, and a devoted family.  The Abrams have learned to stay strong together in their Christian faith despite how unforgiving life can be. However, when … Continue reading My Daughter’s Soul

“Time: A Harsh Mistress” Available

For the past eighteen years, I have wanted to do something that I thought would never happen. Until today. I wanted to give my mama a birthday present. February 19, 1996 was the last time I would ever be able to celebrate my mother's birthday with her. After that, I couldn't give her a gift. … Continue reading “Time: A Harsh Mistress” Available

Faith, Hope, and Love

    I just read Lucy's mama's recent blog entry. ( http://www.erikandkatekrull.blogspot.com/ )I understand very well how she is feeling right now and I know how much it hurts. Watching someone you love, especially a child, is something that is so incredibly difficult to do. I haven't lost a child but there was a time I … Continue reading Faith, Hope, and Love

Thinking of Lucy

Today has been another one of those weird days. I've been mostly lost in my thoughts and sometimes that can be bad. In any case, I am thinking today of a small child with cancer who is currently fighting for her life. I have not personally met her parents or her, but she is from … Continue reading Thinking of Lucy