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Birth-day Firsts & Grief

Today’s birthday mantra

be strong, stay together,

remember good.

Until the drive home

when grief hit

like a ton of bricks

a landslide



of grief


all around

coming down

on my head

settling in my


I rode out the storm

felt every memory

like bricks thrown

rocks slung

rain billowing

wind raging

each blow

trying to break me

repelled by

cathartic tears –


that I can still feel pain

without giving up

death will not break me

I am still here





whether I want to

or not…

174 XO Lisa

4 comments on “Birth-day Firsts & Grief

  1. May you continue to witness many more blessed birthdays, filled with the discovery of more “firsts.”

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