Category Archives: daughter

and so she waits

He’s coming today. He promised! He is sure and we miss each other so much. It’s been so long. We text each other all the time. He talks about angst and darkness, and how the distance can be so difficult … Continue reading

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Anniversary

4th Anniversary with my love today. The one who showed me that I, too, can have all that the vows I listen to week after week entails. Every one of those close to me knows I have been in the … Continue reading

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MY WISH

My Wish  What do you have to be sorry for, What is so sad about your life, Why are you in pain? Don’t bug me with your problems, I’m tired of your clouded rain.   I don’t want to see … Continue reading

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Bullying and My ‘Little’

She got a haircut last Saturday. I was thrilled because this meant no more fighting her to brush out the tangled mess at the back, underpart of her long, brown head of curls. My ‘Little’ (what her father and I … Continue reading

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Father’s Day; My Dad; and Mental Illness

My Dad, he is the best. No, he really is. I don’t think I had a true appreciation for him and all he has done for us until the last couple years. I have always respected and loved him, without … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the ‘Teacher’ who discouraged my child:

Dearest ‘You Know Who You Are’,   This isn’t an attempt to correct a wrong, although it should have been corrected long ago. This isn’t a ploy to get you in trouble, as I am not even going to use … Continue reading

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I wish I could explain what I felt that day…a 17 year old’s story of her mother’s suicide attempt

(My daughter was asked to write a true account of an incident or something she is living with others don’t know about as an assignment for theater. It was to be written in first person, monologue style. This is what … Continue reading

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