Ruby

I wrote this poem for my mother a few weeks ago. She passed away on January 9, 2020, and I have written many words with her in mind. However, to celebrate Mother’s Day, I wanted to share the words I wrote in her honor that did not come from a place of sadness. I’m a mother myself, so I want to have more smiles than tears today. Also, for your enjoyment, I’m sharing a song by Lenny Kravitz called Thinking of You that he wrote in honor of his mother.

I miss you Ruby.

Love,

Tara– Your Tareddy Bear

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Sleepless: A Poem

The heart burn keeps me awake. 

No, not heartburn. 

Heart. 

Burn. 

It hurts. 

I thought the fire was extinguished, 

But there was a spark that set it ablaze again. 

And I affirm that it is salvageable, 

But the growing pile of ashes tells me differently. 

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Caregiver Chronicles: A Poem and Personal Story

CAREGIVER

Constantly moving

Always around 

Ready for anything

Everlasting energy abounds.

Growing more than I thought I could

Increasing in love and knowledge

Visions of what really matters

Everything is temporary 

Remember that love never dies.

The past several months have been very trying. I’m very close to my mother and now the doctors have lost all faith that she has longer than a few weeks left to live. I’m holding on, reaching, grasping for anything that might prove them wrong. My mother is a fighter. In the meantime, my sister and I have to fight for her until she is well enough to fight for herself. Unfortunately, my already shaky finances have suffered even more because it is difficult to physically care for someone who can’t care for themselves and go to work at the same time. To add insult to injury, I woke up this morning to see that my car had been repossessed in the middle of the night. It’s rough.

Back in August, I wrote a post about staying motivated during hard times. I need my own words now more than ever. To all the caregivers out there, just know that you’ll make it. I know how hard it is. 

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Update: On January 9, 2020 just before dawn, my mother took her last breath. It is still hard for me to breathe sometimes knowing that she is gone. I will carry on.

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Me, my baby, and my mom on Thanksgiving 2019, the day I brought her home from the hospital.
My baby and my mom during happier times.

Poem: Words of Comfort

Times are tough sometimes. Mental illness is no joke and I only recently began to seek treatment for mine. I got to a really dark place mentally and this poem was the result.

It is so important to take care of your mental health. It was literally a life and death situation for me, which was why I finally got help. So many people have told me that I am brave for being proactive in seeking treatment for myself. I didn’t feel brave. I still don’t. However, as I piece my life back together once again, I keep moving forward. I take my small victories, even those that others may view as insignificant. I’ll live.

Words of Comfort
“It’ll be ok.”

“It’ll all be over soon.”

I give myself these words of comfort

Just to make it past noon.

The grass is high.

Where do the snakes lurk?

Will today be my day of doom?

Who knows?

The innocence of youth saves me.

The promise of life after relieves my fears.

I have nothing to fear.

Not even the snakes.

Not even failure.

I hunger.

I thirst.

I live.

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Poem: Pain Killer

For the first time in several years, I got up in front of an audience and read some of my poetry. I have to admit, it felt good and made me think about what more I could be doing with my poetry. Life gets in the way of dreams sometimes, but this blog gives me a chance to express myself and share my art. Here’s the video of one of my poems Pain Killer. I hope you enjoy it.

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Poem: I Love the Way You Admire Me

I love the way you admire me.

Breath in sync.

Embrace as infinite as the sky.

With the view from where we are

I could reach up and touch heaven.

Stay at my side and let me warm you

and provide your place of rest.

Lay your head on me and squeeze for dear life

Let’s hold on to heaven forever.

 

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