Tag Archives: Mom

Smoke Fills the Air ~ 2

Smoke follows beauty That’s what you would say as the Smoke filled my lungs and clouded my brain. I was only a child wishing for fresh air to fill my days instead of living in a Perpetual Haze. I did … Continue reading

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Smoke Fills the Air

Smoke fills the air.  Filling my lungs. I am only a child. A child wanting to breathe fresh air. Living in a perpetual haze.  I didn’t want the perks of your addiction.  Yet I had no choice.  I had no … Continue reading

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The Light of the Moon

I only want the light of the moon and your love. I’m lying here on the floor, on blankets just like we used to. I miss you. He hugged me today, kissed me on the cheek, and caressed my face. … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Transitions

My son went away to university tonight. Actually I drove him there – a whole 3 1/2 miles away. I sobbed on the drive home. And on into the house, where my younger son so lovingly consoled me. Saying, “Just … Continue reading

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The End

Tonight was the first time I thought about the body burning. But only for a moment. The call came Friday morning. It was no surprise. I’ll never see her face again. Usually there’s a funeral. A body to view. This … Continue reading

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The Phone Call

My question:  “Do you think you will feel up to company tomorrow?” Her answer:  “It’s when I don’t feel up to company that I really need you here.” Copyright Suzanne Norton 2015

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