Thursday, April 24, 2014

Darkness and despair has led me to the light

A dark sky has parted
Streams of light filter in
Warming my face with hope
Heat is life
Fueling the blood in my veins
Rushing to my heart
Swelling it with joy
An acute allure exploding
A fire ignited
Passion consuming 
Burning in my bones
Am I too deep
I am without a mask 
You're slowly peeling away the layers
Seeing all that is real
I've seen destruction 
I've seen death
Life now rushes back
I am me
The only one
Up close and from afar
Others turn away
The decision theirs
The courageous has come 
Empty space filled
Occupied by a unique presence
Your nature soft with empathy
Your warm, sensitive ways nourish 
Feeding me
Seeping deeper
Wanting you to take root and stay

Friday, April 11, 2014


Fiction Romance


Memoir Series- JK Publications

Catastrophic events are often life- changing, altering everything and everyone around you. It's during these times when one learns the true integrity of the people that have been in your circle. That being relatives as well as friends.  That truth can be pleasant or painful. My memoir series reflects the experiences I had while being a cancer caregiver for my husband, and the plethora of reactive behavior that stemmed from his death. 

JC Cerrigone/ Nonfiction works

Sunday, April 6, 2014

For Andrea

A dreary morning dawns with a message of devastating news
The past rushes in
Spiraling me back 
The hushed secrets and muffled giggles of my adolescence 
To turn in my desk and be met with such beauty
Hair a sheen curtain, mirroring the blackened gleam of midnight
Eyes so rich, so wide
I'd fallen into their beauty
Seeing the world's reflection 
Our lives full, the journey just beginning 
Sadness bridges the distance
Space created by years
Lives that branched apart
Memories diminish the passing of time in seconds
Returning you to me
Your kindness
Your acceptance
Social rank never mattered
I was always acknowledged 
Able to receive your goodness
You eliminated the boundaries 
Bringing us all together
Today, on this rainy morning I remember you, Andrea LaCosta
All that you were
All that you gave
My heart is heavy
My tears are yours