Functioning with grief isn’t easy. The need to be strong fights with the need to be breakdown every day. Those blessed with friends and family also know that the deepest depths of grief are swum through alone. The light of the day and love brings shared joy and hopes. Yet, for sure those moments before elusive sleep comes are yours alone. #grief#loss#coping#darkness#light#growth
In losing my life partner I lost not only my husband, but my best friend, my soul mate, my co parent and my champion. It isn’t easy to let go and for months and even now more than 5 years since he passed, I feel his presence. This poem written a few months after he passed was my way of coping by expressing how I felt. #grief#loss#mourning#moving-forward #love#coping
Music was my first love and I mean that in all seriousness. It has always been that coping mechanism for me and I think that's why I write. Well I mean I know that's why I write. I have so many musical influences both here and gone and seriously I am so thankful for them all. Their words in their songs found a way to heal what needed to be, when I couldn't do it myself. If you don't like music I'm sorry but you're not right.
@mirakee@writersnetwork#coping#together#community Right now I'm sure many of us feel like this may very well be the beginning of the end of the world and it's hard to feel okay when everything is so wrong, but it's important to remember that for some people things have always been wrong. Even after this hardship is over, things will still be going wrong. Maybe not for you, your family, or your friends, but somewhere. The world is always going wrong for some and right for others. Somewhere out there, someone is rejoicing one of the happiest days of their lives while someone else is living their last. The hugeness of our diverse world means that every day is always the apocalypse and the beginning of something new at the same time, for all of us. It's part of what it means to be human to acknowledge and accept this fact of life and learn to live with it. For myself as a new writer, sometimes I have to work hard to find my center amidst all of this chaos. Not every day, but it still takes dedication to center myself enough to still be able to create my poetry. This is part of who I am. But during these troubling times, please don't forget what it means to be human. Be kind, even when others aren't looking. Be generous with your time for the ones that matter most. Be loving towards those that may need it right now. Be mindful to those around you. We're all counting on each other's willingness to cooperate and work together to get through this.