Donovan Alexander Niman

On September 25, 2021 my third grandchild, Donovan Alexander Niman, was silently born. He was announced stillborn. On October 6, 2021 we held his funeral. It’s been a devastating and heartbreaking couple of weeks for the family, with quite a bit of beauty and happiness shining through. (More on that next time.) Today, I wantContinue reading “Donovan Alexander Niman”

P.S. I Love You – A Poem

Going through the pictures Of what used to be, I stumbled on the feelings Of what I used to see. I hid what I couldnt say, Afraid of what I’d hear. Now I’m filled with regrets That I could have held you near. I don’t think you’d remember We almost had something there, Long forgottenContinue reading “P.S. I Love You – A Poem”

Confused – A Poem

Something drew me to you, right from the beginning. Everyone around me told me not to fall for you. I wondered why they made me keep my distance from you. When we finally got together, everything was so perfect, but my friends kept telling me to stay away, you’re trouble! I just couldn’t bare toContinue reading “Confused – A Poem”

Blame It On El Nino – A Playful Poem

As I was going through my writing folders today, I found this poem from 1998, when I was 14 years old. We had days of rain due to an El Nino storm. I’d never heard of such a thing before. Also, I was deep in a Shel Silverstein fueled haze, hence the comical and playfulContinue reading “Blame It On El Nino – A Playful Poem”

Broken Free – A Poem about Suicide

Yesterday you told me Why you were dying. I didn’t believe you would But you left me so alone. All the pain built up With no one to talk to. Bottled up inside, you said No one could cure it. The silent disease of solitude. You couldn’t break free. Chains held you down. Now IContinue reading “Broken Free – A Poem about Suicide”