Tag Archives: grieving

History Keeps Repeating

Carol A. Hand I wonder how many have experienced being a sensitive child born into a world of chaos and abuse. Perhaps your first memories are similar to the ones described in a post I wrote years ago for a … Continue reading

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Contemplating Impermanence

Carol A. Hand *** Awakening to bird song just before sunrise Heart touched with a mixture of deep awe and sorrow Aware of the impermanence of life and beauty Wondering how many song birds will survive ‘til tomorrow In a … Continue reading

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“Integrity vs. Despair”

Carol A. Hand The mean(ingless)-stream media circus continues Celebrating the latest ignorance and cruelty Seas, air and land poisoned by hubris and greed Drones and bombs shredding lives and livelihoods Millions of refugees searching for shelter I feel the earth … Continue reading

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Grandmother Moon

Carol A. Hand Grandmother Moon reflecting light for a sometimes dark and weary world where children hunger and die before their time to feed the greed of would-be kings and queens Remind us with your patient presence of wonders we … Continue reading

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Night and Day Contrasts – Editing Journal Snippets Week Three

Carol A. Hand Traveling through time and trying to remain grounded brings so many different gifts. Each moment requires focus, revealing a deeper sense of presence. Despite my best efforts to meet arbitrary timelines, the gift of reviewing the past … Continue reading

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Morning Sunrise March 4, 2017

Carol A. Hand Life goes on despite sudden loss The sun still rises gloriously Responsibilities remain needing to be met graciously *** ***  

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Adieu

Carol A. Hand The love of my youth is dying On earth, this lifetime, we’ll not meet again A long life is sometimes a blessing but surviving dear friends brings such pain Truly gentle men are so rare to find … Continue reading

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Simple Gifts

Carol A. Hand When my beloved dog Cookie died, my heart was broken. We had weathered many challenges during our eleven years together. She survived many moves from her prairie home – to the northwoods, Rocky Mountains, and different Great … Continue reading

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A Message from the Weeping Willow

Carol A. Hand Once I was young, a mere sapling in this northern clime nestled comfortably in the embrace of my soul mate Our trunks touching, our roots and branches intertwined We grew wide and tall gracefully trusting in our … Continue reading

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Reflections about a life

Carol A. Hand Sometimes, in the fleeting moments of clarity, I’m frightened. I wonder, what is happening to me? I feel like I’m losing my mind as the fog descends A memory surfaces of a life that might have been. … Continue reading

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