Living a Special Kay Kind of Life: On Their Terms

Updated on November 20, 2019
heather92383 profile image

Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.

Searching for a rainbow buried underneath some storm clouds

Hard to do when visibility out there was low due to the fog

Managed to find something to latch onto after the recent dust up

A challenge when balance was a problem from the start

Finding common ground after rug being pulled out

Did a massive faceplant into an open carton of eggs

Shattered every single one into a folk filled face mask

Mixed with broken shells and sticky as anything

Lost all sense of hand-eye coordination and sense of calm

Balance has been shaky at best; unstable at its worst

Passage of time and extra sand in the universal hourglass

Helped to heal and properly patch up some of the emotional wounds

Ready to pick up where the karmic universe left off

Shrugging off the slight as life's latest dust up of the month

Our Special Kay always believed that there was always someone

Who had it worse than you did; so it was pointless to complain

Especially over spilled milk or some broken eggs in a carton

Those things were replaceable; people on the other hand aren't so much

Kay epitomized strength, confidence and humor to make you love her

Always blunt when it was necessary to be so

Said what we needed to hear; not always what we ideally wanted to hear

Told the truth, even if it garnered a few enemies at the latest party

Lover of the crustiest and softest bread ever made

Enjoyed a good Manhattan and winning at Wild Card Rummy

Adept at dispensing advice to her adult children and grandchildren

Someone who you could easily talk to; even if she did 95 percent of it

Wondered what you would say about recent events

Since she was no longer of this world for almost 10 months

Okay, she was still a part of us in the spiritual sense

Not the same as hearing her voice on the other end of the telephone

Secretly know she would say to pick yourself up and wipe off the crushed egg

Put a fresh coat of make-up warpaint and keep on living

You're not dead, yet.

There's still plenty time to live a good and happy life

Take a chance and don't give up

If you found happiness once, you can find it again

Believe in yourself and continue being yourself

Might sound like a greeting card, but it's still good advice regardless.

Searching for special meaning after a rough start.
Searching for special meaning after a rough start.

Questions & Answers

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment
      • Lorna Lamon profile image

        Lorna Lamon 

        3 weeks ago

        I was drawn into this wonderful poem from the start. Funny, poignant and honest it tells the story of loss, love and remembering all wrapped up in beautiful poetry.

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, letterpile.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://letterpile.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
      ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)