Left Behind

Let me go.
I’m not here…
Chase your life;
Face your fear.
Find your passion
Feed your soul,
Reach for things
That make you whole.

Our memory,
Of laughter, tears;
A legacy.
Embrace the joy.
Never forget;
Keep moving forward,
Let go of regret.

Honor my gift,
Cherish and share,
The joy in remembrance;
You’ll find me there.
So open your arms,
Set yourself free,
And smile when you think back
On memories of me.

It’s been a while since I’ve been on here because life kind of got away with me. But today I was inspired to write something special. Something specific.

I was at a celebration of life service today. The mother of a friend passed away, so I went to help their family honor her. It also reminded me of some of my losses, but instead of focusing on what I hoped they knew, I found myself focusing on the message I’m pretty sure they wanted those of us left behind to hear.

A lot has been going on in my universe this last year. I started a new day job; one that I love, but limits the amount of time I have for writing, but it allows me to help change people’s lives. My sister gave birth to our first nephew on my side of the family….waaaay early. There were fears that we could lose them both, but they’re both thriving these days. And then there’s the step-dad. As most of you know, he’s more a father to me than my bio dad. Keep him in your thoughts. He’s battling cancer. I effing HATE that word.

What I’m trying to say is…. Please be patient with me. I still love you guys. I’m still here. I’ve just had a lot going on…. Including a project that I can’t say anything about yet. But I will. I miss you guys.

22 thoughts on “Left Behind

  1. Professor Taboo says:


    When it’s all said and done in life, what matters most are all the relationships you’ve built and maintained throughout. As you poetically remind us…

    Our memory,
    Of laughter, tears;
    A legacy.

    You keep doing what you’re doing — igniting life and passion in others while feeding off the same! We’ll still be here for you. 🙂

    Warmest wishes and hugs! ❤

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  2. kindredspirit23 says:

    We miss you, but understand completely; at least, I do. My universe gets busy all the time.
    Love you, too.
    I have been gathering a new section of friends and they are making a great positive difference in my life.
    I hate the “C” word, too. It has been the bane of my Dad’s existence for years. Even though it is gone from him, its effects carry forward because of his surgeries and the problems they have brought out.

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  3. The Regular Guy NYC says:

    Take care of yourself and your family first. It’s good to see you back here and being creative but sometimes life matters come first. Life has a way of throwing us curveballs at time. You’ll thrive and come back stronger. Sounds like the job is good so far.

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