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Mental Health

The Fragility Of Life

I write this as a friend suffers in the hospital from a stroke- we didn't see this one coming!

So much of what we believe to be rock solid in life is in fact fragile. Our health, our jobs, our homes, even life itself could be gone in a flash as if it never was. Look at the recent events of hurricanes, mass shootings and wild fires. I doubt anybody foresaw those things happening in their lives...
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Poetry

Sunset Sonnets – A Loving Goodbye

As Love slips away what does one say?

Life is at the heart of the Poet but what place does death hold?

Sunset Sonnets is a book of poetry dedicated to the passing of my beloved wife Sylvia. Sylvia and I are saying the 'long goodbye' as she suffers with dementia and Alzheimer. As a person who suffers from mental illness this added stress is quite a test. To put my feelings down poetically is a great...
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Relationships

When Your Parents Get Older (and you still feel the same age)

We take a break from cleanup efforts to watch from the front door of my parents' flooded home as neighbors paddle by in kayaks.

Aging parents. This is what is on my mind of late.

It is on my mind quite a lot, too. Like all the time. Like whether I am awake or asleep, working or exercising, running errands or cleaning turtle poop off the carpet (yet again).

The other day I told my boyfriend...
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Poetry

Guest Post- Poem “Grief” by Caitlin Walsh

Grief

By: Caitlin Walsh

You left me, it isn’t possible, or at least it shouldn’t be.
So much I didn’t say, so much we didn’t get to do.
I tell myself that you’re still here, just beyond what I can see.
Tricking my own mind, fighting what I know to be true.
Rage boils in me, at you, at the gods, at pain.
I snap at everyone and want only to be left alone.
I beat my fists against the walls, crying for you,...
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