Get the “Un” Out

R.B. Winters
R.B. Winters
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Death is an unpleasant, uninvited, unexpected and at times even unimaginable guest that makes an appearance in all lives. Feeling as freshly painful today as it did yesterday, the day before, the day before that and the week before. But rather than continue to wallow in a mental prison of repetitive torture, it seems time to take the advice I …

Let Go

R.B. Winters
R.B. Winters
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I love control. Everything about it is something I enjoy and it’s become a cornerstone in my life. As a writer, especially spewing information about my life, to keep things interesting it is often necessary to push people with comments they may not realize as manipulation or place yourself in situations you know will be uncomfortable to come out the …

Breathe Again

R.B. Winters
R.B. Winters
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The last nine days have gone by with such ferocity that it’s difficult to recall which things happened when and where. Everyone has been very kind in trying to do their best to reach out and show support. Those who know me well understand that being in the vicinity of me is more than enough to show support. There is …

Beneath the Apple Tree

R.B. Winters
R.B. Winters
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I heard the news,time just stopped. It was so unreal, my heart stopped. A childish trick, my mind stopped. A thousand tears, a broken heart, a torn up soul, forming this hole. Maybe things were bad, did you feel alone? An empty feeling of sad, I feel alone. And now I know, you’re never coming home. All night I cried, …

You’re Your Mother’s Son

R.B. Winters
R.B. Winters
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Two hours ago my dad called. He was hesitant and said he had something he wished he didn’t have to tell me. I knew by the tone he was going to say someone had died. What I could never have prepared for was him telling me my mom died last night. Even typing the phrase is surreal. To say that …