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Monday, March 13, 2017

Day Thirteen of Thirty-One: Not My Ashes

The flame
I smother it

The loss
I miss it

The grief
I grant it

The dread
I release it

The sadness
I lift it

If only?
I toss it

Take action?
I assume it

New normal
I expect it

The happiness
I gather it

The memory
I absorb it

The love
I capture it

My life
Not my ashes


  1. Wow, I'm glad those words came tumbling out, this is wonderful. Thank you.

  2. What a beautiful reflection of the steps you're taking. The positive words show that you're moving forward. Hugs, Betsy!

  3. Agreed. This is beautiful ... hard to write, I'm sure, but healing and powerful. "Not my ashes ..." Keep gathering happiness and gathering love, Betsy!!

  4. A very well expressed poem you have here, and I enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  5. This is beautiful Betsy! One foot in front of the other...this is only one chapter in your whole story.

  6. I get more out of this each time I read it. Thanks.

  7. This is such a powerful poem, Betsy.

    As Robin said above, this is one chapter in your life story.

  8. This is incredible, as are all these openly honest posts. I just now found your blog and I'm pouring through it all....

  9. Thank you for sharing with us.