A Recovery Blog

This blog is about my continuing recovery from severe mental illness. I celebrate this recovery by continuing to write, by sharing my music and artwork and by exploring Buddhist ideas and concepts. I claim that the yin/yang symbol is representative of all of us because I have found that even in the midst of acute psychosis there is still sense, method and even a kind of balance. We are more resilient than we think. We can cross beyond the edge of the sane world and return to tell the tale. A deeper kind of balance takes hold when we get honest, when we reach out for help, when we tell our stories.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Rest In Peace Mom




A song for my Mother on the day of her death.    Click Here.


Mother, Mother

You have died
The only mother
I've ever had.
You lived a good, long life;
You were a mother and a wife
And a friend,
A friend to me.

You'll live on
In my heart and beyond.
You've made your mark
On this earth
When you put your loved ones first
When you walked the extra mile
Now all I see is your bright smile.

Mother, mother
You have died,
Now you're on the other side
And that mystery
Awaits us all,
But we know in our spirits
That we're more than ashes and dust.

Mother, mother
You'll live on
In my heart
And beyond.

2 comments:

Chris said...

Dear Kate,

Your mother is at rest. She had a good life. She raised you and your brother the right way.

I stand by you in your moment of loss of your mother.

You're one of the greats and I'm sure your mother was one of the greats too.

You are not alone.

I will be thinking of you and your family now and in the days ahead.

With sympathy,
Chris B.

Kate Kiernan said...

Thank you Chris. You are a good, sweet woman and I appreciate your support.