Leslie Collection — 12 Poems
Chronicling the journey and dealing with grief
Some of you are aware, we lost our dear daughter-in-law, Leslie, to cancer in February of this year — 4 days short of her 43rd birthday. She fought valiantly for almost 4 years, and during that time, I communicated my/our love and support for her through my poetry. In this manner, I also kept my Medium friends aware of her story, and inturn, they sent their support to Leslie and our family. I will never forget how you rallied around Leslie, Sam, Ella, Maren, and us.
Challenged by cancer’s cruelty, her courageous character is comforted by clan and community compassion, a cure of Chemo…
Don’t Let Today Be Tomorrow’s Regret
Rescue me from yesterday Feelings of regret Rescue me from tomorrow Anxiety about the future Experience today’s joy…
If this was a soap opera, we would change the channel, but Brandy knows — it’s not.
Loyal and loving Brandy is patient Waiting, worrying The enemy relentless The Warrior weary Today’s battle over Brandy…
Because she asked
The wind pelts your face She wants mem’ries of this place You honor her grace
Now would be a good time
Between now and the past, a fence Make living in the future past tense Then dispense with the pretense The absence of…
For you, for me, and our heart’s sanity
Please don’t read What I wrote With indifference If you were moved I wrote it for you If you weren’t It was for me And…
How will I know
If tonight’s the last time I’ll see it snow Starting heaven’s climb before runoffs flow Whether it is, and maybe I…
She is light — a Warrior’s Legacy
The mantle’s been passed To husband and children They are warriors now In mom’s image Honoring her Her blueprint for…
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