Creative Writing

See You Later

January 5, 2019 –

You departed from this world

I gained a guardian angel

I wasnt ready yet.

We aren’t supposed to question God

He makes no mistakes.

But my heart wasn’t ready

I’m supposed to return to my regular day to day with part of me missing?

I’m moving around in autopilot 

Haven’t went back home yet because this is all just a bad dream. 

I know you’ll come back through the door, smile at us so big and tell us how much you missed us while you were in Mississippi 

On your last trip you bought me back a journal

That was an unusual gift coming from you but now I know it was no coincidence

How did you know I would need it?

To empty my sorrows out on these blank pages

Our time can’t be up yet grandma.

Who’s going to rock my babies to sleep with her magic leg shake?

Who’s lap will we all try to fit on now?

Playing Uno at the house just aint the same anymore

We all miss you

I know you will always be with us but I need you here now

I miss how excited you’d get over the smallest things or how much you believed in anything I did no matter how small or big it was

A piece of me is gone forever now and I will never get over it. 

I miss you sitting in your chair watching the news or Family Fued and coming to open the door every time I came over, no matter what time of day it was. Or you trying any and everything to brighten my day when I was down. 

I remember getting into a fight in jr. high, you picked me up and took me to Macy’s. I begged you to buy me this blue shirt and of course you got it. My parents were pissed. Lol what kid gets suspended from school and go shopping? You took me to the nail shop with you when I was little and even though my dad only allowed me to wear clear nail polish you let me get cotton candy. 😂 He was so mad he mad me take it off soon as he saw it. You took me to your hairdresser to get my first press and curl.

Now I look at the front porch and miss you walking me out to my car. You’d stand and wave on the front porch until I drive off.

I have no poetic or creative way to express this dark cloud that’s been hanging over my head since last Friday.

The only thing that brings me comfort is knowing that you are back with grandpa again. I like to imagine you guys having a fish fry every Friday and playing cards like the good ole days 🕊🕊

Until we meet again. Give grandpa a kiss for me ♥️

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After graduating with my BA in Communications specializing in Public Relations, I gained experience in fashion merchandising, wardrobe styling, event planning, branding, office administration, and marketing. When I'm not working, I am active in the art and fashion community in the Bay Area and throughout California. Working behind the scenes at events like LA Fashion Week, Sacramento Fashion Week, SFA Student Showcase and accompanying costume designers like Michael Costello has helped build my knowledge and business relationships in the fashion world. I am just a fashionista and creative writer, who loves thrifting. I absolutely love all things Beyonce as well. I grew up a book worm so if I'm not binge watching TV shows or listening to podcasts, most likely I have my nose in a book. I started this blog after college as a first generation graduate learning, growing, and struggling to figure life out. In hopes of aligning others on a similar quest, I blog about my journey through career obstacles, the ends and outs of love, surviving gentrification in the Bay Area, the fashion & art community, mental hygiene in the black community, and pop culture. I also give lifestyle tips on natural wellness, natural hair, being a plant mom, and DIY projects. I write as a form of healing and self care, I pray that sharing my journey will help motivate community healing, therapy and growth for black creatives & entrepreneurs.

6 comments on “See You Later

  1. Great post Lish 😢

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Beverly S McTyer

    Now Lisha you have gone n made me CRY😣

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss Talisha. Praying that the pain eases soon.

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