Birthdays can be hard

I am blogging every day in March for Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life Story Challenge.

Day 23 Birthday Wishes

No cards,

No laughter.

No cake,

No hugs.

Just memories,

And quiet.

And longing,

And love.

Happy Birthday, Mom. I miss you


By Greg&Linda

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  1. Oh, how I can relate to this post. Simple lines speak loudest in grief. My daughter shares a birthday with her deceased grandmother; twenty-five years have passed, and still feel the pluck of my heartstrings on that day.

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  2. You list what goes away when a person goes away.
    Yet, you also show what never goes away – their memory and your love for them
    Such a powerful poem Thanks for sharing. I also wrote of loss day.
    My friend lost her mother yesterday. Writing, recording the memories helps a bit…

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  3. How beautiful and bittersweet. I couldn’t agree more, birthdays can be hard. For many years, my uncle and I celebrated our birthdays together – because we were born on the same day exactly 30 years apart. Though I’m thankful every year that I remain, it’s hard knowing that we no longer celebrate our special day in tandem since he passed in 1996.

    My heart goes out to you, and I pray this day will be filled with the sweetest memories you can summon. May you see her in heavenly places and revive your love anew.

    With Warmest Regards,

    ~Carla Michelle

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  4. Loved the flow of this format; allowed for me to feel your emotions between the lines. Thanks for sharing, Linda. It’s nice getting to know you in this way šŸ™‚

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