April 24, 2022

April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate I am posting several never before published poems that I wrote during times of deep sadness, desolation and sorrow. You can read the first and second poems here. When I was experiencing deep suffering after my abortion, I reflected on the moment I consumed the abortion pill….

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April 1, 2022

April is National Poetry Month. Did you know that psychologists and researchers have found a connection between reading or writing poetry and emotional healing? Poetry is an opportunity for people to self-reflect, grow, and connect with their innermost feelings, fears, sorrows and other deep emotions. Poetry also connects people to those who have similar experiences….

February 24, 2022

When I am criticized, let me see my own fault.

When I am yelled at, let me respond with gentle silence.

When I am wrong, let me see my error and turn toward right.

October 15, 2020

It’s October, the month my Post Traumatic Stress picks up several notches. (This is the month my aborted child would have had his birthday.)   Where most of the year I live a normal life, in October and January, my body remembers the trauma, and I have to dig in HARD to find balance, reconnect…

October 9, 2020

It’s October. 9 years after the due date month of my lost child. The child abortion killed. The child I killed. It gets hard every year around this time. Many people tell women who have had abortions that they don’t have the right to mourn their child. That they chose this, so they can’t feel…

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