Category Archives: Son

Growing Up

I held his grown body as he cried. All ego disappeared. The sad little boy crawled out from inside  all the pain and fear. He held me with a tight fierce grip, letting tender feelings show. “I’m sorry Mom” was … Continue reading

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Storytelling

I always told him the same story when he was growing up. The plot was simple – love, marriage, sex. Now the characters have changed, and we’re both too old for fairy tales. I think I’ll give non-fiction a shot. … Continue reading

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Stages

he doesn’t play on the playground anymore. he plays on the computer, in his bedroom behind a closed door. I check e-mail on my cell phone, standing in the kitchen, thinking – these days, it seems, we’re all hiding behind … Continue reading

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Alone

He doesn’t come home anymore. It’s three in the morning and I feel like crying. Copyright Suzanne Norton 2016

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Giving Birth

I said I was sorry for disturbing you. You were so comfortable, cushioned in that interior ocean. A small being existing inside of my body. Perfectly content in your surroundings. Until that fateful day, that is, when you were forced … Continue reading

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Breaking Through

Sitting down, he breaks through the woven seat, Leaving a hole in the chair, and in my heart. The body of a small boy, grown into a man. A mama letting go, a little more every day. Time to buy … Continue reading

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