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Poetry Corner: When They’re Gone, We Must Go On

The unthinkable happened,

You died leaving me to grieve you for an eternity.

Many days have come and gone.

A river of tears I have cried internally since you went away,

Yet I still feel your presence and see your face as clear as day.

A big part of you is left lodged deep within my heart,

It penetrates and aches, feeling in the space.

Keeping this wound of hurt from bleeding out,

The sadness from taking me under and sweeping me away. 

The song, “I Hope You Dance” is the melody I often hear,

And imagine you heavenly singing in my ears.

Reminding me to carry on and live.

Silently yet powerfully you implore upon me to take chances,

Believe in love and romance again.

In honor of your life,

I will smile, laugh, love and believe the best is yet to come.

I will carry on with hope, inspiration, and the motivation to not only exist,

But to live as if you were still here.

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Written By

Christy Angelette is part of the Generation X generation. She is a mother of three amazing sons and is a southern Queen born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. Currently she is living and healing in the same place. She has had a love for reading since the age of six. As a teen, she began writing poems as an expression of feelings that followed abuse, depression and love. She is living with a diagnosis of bipolar and PTSD and is a survivor of childhood abuse, trauma and spousal abuse. She has worked as a LPN nurse for 12 years. She is also a lover of Christ and believes that “unbalanced” is the First of a trilogy. She is working on a novel that will highlight mental illness and abuse in multiple forms, as well as civil rights being broken on a mental health level. She is living proof that you can overcome and live a mentally “BALANCED” life. She triumphs through her Faith and her fight for life.

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