Category Archives: Grief

Doctor’s Visit

She hadn’t been to the doctor in years, Preferring the natural way. She looked him straight in the eyes and said, I’m just fine with surgery. You’ve waited too long, I’m sorry to say. Nothing can be done. You may … Continue reading

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It’s been almost a year. Seems more like a lifetime. There was no funeral. No tears, or laughter. Only silence. And a small, but steady, hurrah. Copyright Suzanne Norton 2016

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Writing Releases the Pressure

Writing releases the pressure As tears release the pain. Softening the displeasure Of  not seeing you again. Copyright Suzanne Norton 2015

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I Was Listening

I was listening as she told me it wouldn’t cost extra to drop my married name. I was listening when she said there would be money for the kids. I was listening as she posed the questions that would provide … Continue reading

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Raw Materials

Thank you for leaving me here raw, with all the necessary materials for heartache and good poetry. Copyright Suzanne Norton 2015 Send me a comment if you can relate.

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The Informant

Embrace the pain, Don’t turn it away. It’s there to inform you. Copyright Suzanne Norton 2015

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You Weren’t On My Schedule Today

I came to the library looking for a quiet place to balance my accounts. I didn’t invite you. Yet here you are.  Again. You said I didn’t give you enough space, now you won’t leave me alone. You occupy my … Continue reading

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