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🥀🙏🏾Dealing With Loss & Grief🙏🏾🥀

“Be Careful – Many say the way I view things, is simply downright crazy. When my Mommy was dying in hospice (2008), everyday I’d call out to her, “Ms. Williams! Yuh dead yet?” She’d laugh & say, “No mon, mi still here!”

Now for some? This may have seemed rather sick and crazed. But for Mommy & I? It was fitting. She knew I was having a hard time dealing with her dying. This was our way of preparing me & helping me to get through it. She didn’t want me to fall apart after she transcended, because we both knew I couldn’t do a damn thing to stop it.When the day came & I called out to her and received no response? I couldn’t even finish the question. The pain hit me so deeply, hard, & quick as I felt her death and her life energy pulling from within me. I felt a barrenness within a certain section of my being and couldn’tquite catch my breath. I shivered, kissed her forehead and tears fell on her hardened chest. Mommy was gone…

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If there’s one thing everyone in Humanity has in common, is the transcending/loss/death of someone we love or care about, pets included. We all know what grief is.

There aren’t any beautiful words to take away that ache or the longing that one feels. However, I can tell you what works for me. Like many, I’ve lost quite a few people throughout my life. How they transcended isn’t quite relevant – for I accepted that as well, by normal causes or not. We all will die in this existence & normally we have no say so as to how, when or where. That’s the biggest fear for many to accept, but as they say “It is what it is.”

Me? I talk to those that have left their earthly bodies. Yep, that’s what I said. I sit and have healthy conversations outloud with my loved ones & Ancestors, especially my Mommy. I laugh & cry, as I remember and reminisce over the memories and the bonds shared. I reassure them & myself that they won’t be forgotten. I even jokingly tell them to behave until I get there (where they are – energies don’t die like that & they often hang around). Many of us feel their presence, see signs, get visited in our dreams or even smell their favorite perfume/cologne.

But I cherish the existence they left behind & embrace their existence around me. Some say leave the dead where they are. I say don’t run from it nor fear it. Now I’m not saying to start inviting them to dinner, digging up graveyards, or casting spells😉…No really, don’t do it😐

I’m saying it’s okay to miss our loved ones. Don’t be afraid to be sad by their absence as we’re used to seeing them in this existence. However, remember the joy they brought to our lives, the good times, the laughs, jokes, special moments shared, wisdom, lessons learned, their faults, their quirks, talk about & to them and simply say…Thank You. ~Maxwanette A Poetess

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🥀🙏🏾I felt a vibe that someone is silently dealing with grief. So this article applies to whomever is in need of it🙏🏾🥀

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✨✍🏾 “Should We Write About Grief?”✍🏾✨

Should we write about grief?…You’re darn right we should!

Grief is a serious & in-depth emotion. Situations & experiences that produce this, need to be confronted and dealt with.

We all have our own ways in which to grieve and how we deal with it. But the fact still remains, it needs & should be addressed.

I recall when my Mother transcended in 2008 from Cancer. I went through the motions, held everyone up, took care of the funeral services, etc. I laughed, cheered everyone up & was doing awesomely well. A year later, while holding her urn I broke down. I cried. No, I bawled & howled like the wounded person I was. I held that grief for an entire year. It wasn’t good nor was it healthy. I had refused to grieve out of plain old fear. Fear that I had to accept realistically, she was gone physically & that I’d die from the pain of that reality.

It’s not a good idea nor healthy to not deal with grief. Being a Poet, it’s a great outlet to express it. But I couldn’t at the time. My heart literally froze & made my chest hurt. After my meltdown, I had to find other ways to deal with my grief. I’m a firm believer that grief should be dealt with & discussed. People die, people feel pain from loss, tragedy and or life experiences. I honestly feel it’s inhumane not to deal with grief.

Here’s an article in my favorite magazine “Poets & Writers” – you should subscribe, the resources they have are AWESOME 😎

~Maxwanette A Poetess

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“We’re All In This Thing Called Life Together…Remember?”❤️💛💚

We are to love one another, for we are our Brothers & Sisters Keepers. It isn’t a political thing, a racial thing, or anything except one thing…”LOVE.” Love of Self, Others, & Life. We’ve got to do better than this…

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✨🌹NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING🌹✨

I do not celebrate it & holidays on a whole except for Kwanzaa.

I simply feel it’s wrong & inhumane of me, to celebrate the slaughtering of innocent lives & be “thankful” for it. To each his own for I judge none, but I pass.

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