By Terin Marlae Benavente | Featured Contributor
Not long ago, I had a critical yet honest conversation with my mother. During this conversation, she mentioned several times how now, at the age of 61, she feels she missed out on certain parts of her life. As the eldest daughter, I not only must listen with an open heart but truly understand her as a friend and confidant. While this may seem easy for some, it has been hard to step out of my comfort zone and respond from two very different perspectives. But this has been long overdue since her best friends in life (her sister and mother) passed away just eight years apart.
Continue reading “Yes, You Are More Than Just a Mom. No, You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty”
By Cara Amy Goldthorpe | Featured Contributor
I would always be there,
waiting in the heavens above;
watching over your
tender, child’s body
whispering in your ear
and reminding you
that you are loved,
you are held
by the Universe itself
by a force so deep
you cannot even
begin to comprehend.
Continue reading “A Conversation with My Higher Self [a poem]”
By Don P. | Featured Contributor
I had a heart transplant in 2007. But I suppose I can’t really explain what my rebirth has been like until I told you what my “old” life was like to some degree.
Therefore, here is my story…
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By Kevin Alexander | Featured Contributor
That was the last thing that went through my head before my life was upended. In the time it will take you to read this sentence, I had gone from having a great game to blowing out my knee.
This is the story of my road back…and how it can help you.
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By Markie Doczi | Featured Contributor
It isn’t always fireworks
In cinema depicted,
It may be present in a heart
But hidden from the eye;
Sometimes there’s no room for it
Til hate has been evicted,
Cloaked in angry, bitter words
Revealed within a sigh
Continue reading “Love [a poem]”
By Michael Sean Erickson | Featured Contributor
Lover is the sun at night
Held only in your sleep
Secret other lost to sight
But in your heart so deep.
Sunlight dances in a dream
Spotted steps upon a stage
A kiss as hot as lover’s steam
Locked inside your little cage.
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By Cynthia Cady Stanton | Featured Contributor
There are times in life
when it feels as if
the horizon is all you have.
You want to be lifted
from your current shoreline
which has become rocky
and hard to navigate.
You have been in a season of loss
and your heart is wounded –
too much has changed for you.
Continue reading “On the Horizon [a poem]”