“Sweet Relief” by Author, G. D. Grace

It seems there are moments in life that challenge existence, disturbing situations and encounters that shred the spirit like eight by ten, eleven inch paper, destroying emotions with little regard for the collective labor involved producing the effort.  During those agonizing moments, everything appears to have been ripped apart from the heart, like raw meat being pulled away from the bones of lifeless prey.  Every thought has been contaminated with painful memories that cannot be erased, and the overwhelming feeling of loss overpowers practical senses and all you can see is the before, the during, and the after repeatedly.

Breathing becomes a task requiring focus and will, and it’s done out of necessity as opposed to desire, because the purpose of your very existence is lying in the gutter, badly bruised and deeply troubled.  You begin to wonder why sunshine feels cold, why rain drops seem to burn the skin, and why every limb on your body has gone  numb, but there are no answers to explain the emotional distress that has enslaved the spirit.

The emptiness echos throughout your inner cavity ferociously, drowning out time and space, paralyzing all senses, leaving you defenseless against the violent war raging within.  There’s an unrelenting ache shooting throughout every bone of  the ivory structure holding you together, and you struggle to hold every piece together, praying that at some point you’ll hear a lone horn in the distance announcing the arrival of relief, and that is the only possibility keeping your mental balance from succumbing under the weight of the hurt.

You begin to treat tomorrow as if will never come, like it is an enemy because you feel as though all it will bring is more anguish, disappointment,  and uncertainty.   You hurl stones at hope during an exasperated tirade, trying to ward off it’s efforts to save you from slipping further away from reality, but find that you cannot stop it from reaching out to you.

Consumed in darkness,  you hold tightly onto the window blinds trying to keep the light from billowing in, fearful of facing another day and too frightened to move ahead.   Just when you think you have foiled faith’s efforts, it reaches in and pulls you out, wrapping it’s arms around you.



Sweet relief.

Author G. D. Grace reserves all rights and reproduction without written permission is not permitted.  If found, legal action will be taken against the person(s) or company(s) that have cut or pasted (Plagiarized) any portion of this written document.  Author, G. D. Grace; Published © 2010 October




About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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    “Just when you think you have foiled faith’s efforts, it reaches in and pulls you out, wrapping it’s arms around you.



    Sweet relief.”


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