In My Heart, Short stories/Poetry

What Moms Do

Okay, so I wasn’t perfect Sometimes I was too tough on you Said no when I should’ve said yes Not tough enough Said yes when I should’ve said no. Sometimes I held on so tight You had trouble spreading your wings. No, I didn’t get it right all the time But I did the best […]

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Short stories/Poetry

The Way Back Home

 Marissa lay, her head so heavy with torment, she could barely lift it off the pillow. Beside her Malcolm slept, snoring so loudly the sheets vibrated. Apparently, he didn’t possess the same cares as she. And why would he since he so effectively dumped them all on her.  Too many of Marissa’s nights were like […]

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Voices of My Sisters

Letter to My Children

Dear children, I hope when you read this you will understand how life is filled with twists and turns and don’t always turn out as planned; How the world can seem kind and make sense one day then you’re confused, lost and gone astray.  You begin with dreams as limitless as the sky, then when […]

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Voices of My Sisters

My Rainbow After the Rain

As a mother my heart has been turned in,  turned out, and broken again and again. No one can truly understand what I’ve seen or gone where I’ve been. * After so many years all my memories begin to blend in as one, But time, though an enemy, will never make me  forget my daughter […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Mama Jones

The family had been torn apart by tragedy and later the lottery win of the matriarch. One would think that a loving mother who just won a sizable fortune would be able to bring everybody together again. Mama Jones was rich and tired, and she was losing the tug-of-war. There was a moment when she […]

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