Tag: survival

  • Maya’s Revival

    I wrote this as a background to my story, Daniel’s Dilemma (published in Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers). I wrote it in December 2016, before my trip to Cerro Pelon this past spring and before all of the present day attention to the horrors of human smuggling. I submitted it to be published…

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  • Detour

    Detour by Carmen H Gray   If you are open To a diversion A pathway broken Is just a revised version Of getting there After all Water can go anywhere It will fall Each drop Each stop Along the way Creating a new Cutaway A different view From before The beauty of The detour  …

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  • Falling From Grace

    Falling From Grace by Carmen H Gray On the ground Skinned knee Face turned Looking everywhere I learned In the dank cell of despair The caged hearts In protected ramparts Is where Grace starts

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  • Full Circle

    C Words by Carmen H Gray Cancer, I refused To accept your terms And conditions for her So I conjured In my creative consciousness These words instead No matter the circumstances I would stare At my C words Day and night  And think to myself Words hold weight

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  • Right

    “When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.” ― Kahlil Gibran Right by Carmen H Gray You cannot live on intuition That is not the Real World Logic and reason will win Every argument You will lose WELL Perhaps I am not…

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  • Parallel

    Parallel by Carmen H Gray I am outside of time Crying out, “My baby!” Let me suffer it all For her But I can only Observe from the opposite side Running lateral to her And I meet her at the altitude Directly across As close as I can be She dodged a bullet And so…

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  • Worth It

    “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not…

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  • Kindness Lives

    Kindness Lives by Carmen H Gray   Kindness lives in the space Where you feel the lowest Yet the stranger beside you Is crying in pain And you give them the last Measure of yourself Thinking you helped them But they end up Comforting you Kindness lives in the space Where life is messy And…

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  • The In Between

    For My Beautiful Warrior by Carmen H Gray Somewhere along the road Between sickness and health Between nightmares and fantasies A new me was forged The poisons churned inside me And those long, shadowy nights When my hands served as my sight Forever marked me Like the permanent scars That show where I was sliced…

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  • Hearts

    Today is a beautiful, sunny, breezy day.  My sweet daughter had her port removed (hopefully forever).  Her loving father took this beautiful photo of her post surgery.  The pediatric surgeon put this heart shaped bandage over the spot where the surgery took place.  A heart just above hers.  A heart to symbolize the pain endured,…

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