The unstoppable

The unstoppable

A Poem by Tabby Mac

Even if I sit real quiet
and try to calm my inner riot…
My heart stands still
in disbelief.
I reach for faith and relief.
Crickets…
No, a slowly flowing trickle that turns
into to a steady rush of fear consumes me.
My heart stops with anxiety.
My stomach convulses in its entirety.
My throat clenches as my tears threaten.
I can't take it all in.
I'm not sure where to begin.
How do you process the things that you can't stop?
You know, the news of cancer, dementia, and what not.
All of it seems so dim.
When death becomes your shadow…who wins?
All involved have a part to play.
How will I play mine today?


© 2017 Tabby Mac



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What you are sympathetically and poetically describing can feel overwhelming, but an individual may be able to make it feel less so by thinking about it as smaller "pieces". If they try to put life into bite-sized chunks and take one day at a time, or one week at a time. They can also decide on some small, achievable goals, so that they may gain confidence. Caring for a friend or family member with a terminal illness can be both rewarding and challenging. Only one word covers all the facets of these circumstances – love!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Maybe I heard it in a movie or song but I think when you pass away you take the life you live everyday with u. Whether you loved or was loved by everyone or you hurt others or just hurt yourself I think all that comes into account into the next life. I don't know if there's a kingdom of heaven or a Purgatory of hell I do believe that when the time comes for everyone they want to believe they just don't want to be alone

Posted 3 Months Ago


Hmm, again... Awe-struck by your ability to translate a moment, or thought, or thing... With such damn relatable ease... Read in the comments that this was for a loved-one, and I wish them the best, you as well... A painfully vivid display for them, this write was, and in time... Your part will be illuminated... Sadly penned...

Posted 3 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

3 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind words and comfort. Hard write for sure. Complicated things don't always have.. read more
Silente

2 Months Ago

You are most welcome, I appreciate you as well, and anytime
Such sad thoughts here. Your life in a strangle hold, looking with disbelief at what you have to watch but, can do little about. Been there, Tshirts galore. Little prepares someone for the helplessness of standing by, listening, watching.. wishing magic wands or better still, miracles existed.
You WILL play your part. Anyone who can write such deep, empathic words, knows how to arm self with a strangely intuitive ability to say and do almost the right thing. Prayers to and for you, Tabby

Posted 3 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

3 Months Ago

Thank you Emmajoy. I appreciate your kind thoughtful words! They have touched my heart! And your pra.. read more
"a slowly flowing trickle that turns
into a steady rush of fear consumes me" - words I can definitely relate to. This reminds me of how I felt when my father was dying. Your words are well written and haunting my friend. Well done :) Julie

Posted 3 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

3 Months Ago

I'm sorry for your loss Julie.
Thank you for your heartfelt review.
I just found out s.. read more
MsJewel

3 Months Ago

I'm so sorry to hear that - My father died from complications due to Alzheimers. You are in my pra.. read more
Tabby Mac

3 Months Ago

Thank you julie you have touched my heart!!
Tabby
Such a horrible reality filled with the worst myriad of emotions, yet all of us must face the dark demon of death that will inevitability come for those we care for and for us. Sometimes facing that is worse than the actual being taken. Very heartfelt and well written. Keep sharing!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

3 Months Ago

Thank you! Yes, it's a heavy feeling for sure. Trying to find peace in it all is the challenge of li.. read more
Wonder if faith only plays a part when it gets to the critical stage of life. Who knows what's round the corner. A bar would do me fine. Maybe a blond barmaid with a spade to lay me to rest.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

3 Months Ago

Everyone is different I guess. Faith is something I've always needed. Definitely wouldn't be where I.. read more
Paul Bell

3 Months Ago

Just going for the three buses method. lol
i guess it comes in a rush,great write

Posted 3 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

3 Months Ago

Thank you wordman! Always a pleasure when you stop by!
Tabby
 wordman

3 Months Ago

my pleasure,even when we share ice cream
Tabby Mac

3 Months Ago

LOL I'll never live it down! Hahahaha
Love it! :)
Oh my dear friend how you've grown. I see dimension and flavor in you writing as if black and white has just met color. Your skills are flowering into the beautiful skilled writer that I've always known you would grow to become.. A very small typo in , I believe that you meant to make " throat" singular in line 11. I very much so enjoyed reading this and being witness to your continued writing success.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

3 Months Ago

Bad eyes my butt!! LOL Great catch on my typo! Little bugger, how did I miss that! This was an emoti.. read more
Mr. Lopez

3 Months Ago

See how it flows now? Huge fan of both your writing AND the writer.
Tabby Mac

3 Months Ago

Grateful for you! Thank you!
Tabby
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JC
very lyrical, runs forth like a freight train of anxiety and thought, you must think a lot! enjoyed the read.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

3 Months Ago

I appreciate your thoughts! Your last bit... you must think a lot...made me giggle. Yes, I do think .. read more

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