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From Sorrow to Joy : How Pain Colors Loss

It’s on my refrigerator door–a small, rectangular magnet wedged between a “Choose Hope” magnet and a photograph of my son. The image on the magnet startles. Think Edvard Munch crossed with Vincent Van Gogh. An image depicting a bit of both artists: the sheer starkness of Munch’s scream on a yellow-splashed figure with arms uplifted […]

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“Bury My Heart”– A Poem for Dylan

Bury my heart I’ve come undone Sorting through this life My son left behind. And what I’m seeking I know I’ll never find His touch, his smile— His still living his life. And so instead I sift through A still life dream My heart and life with him Forever it seemed. And oh my son […]

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“If Only a Mother’s Love Could Have Saved You”–A Poem of Longing

If Only a Mother’s Love Could Have Saved You by Beth Brown Bones bear girth where once, love birthed you, arms cradled and rocking, love holding you to you.   If only a mother’s love could have saved you, been there to catch you fall tears stilled by the heavens   to where now and […]

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About Dylan

“Sometimes I touch the things you used to touch, looking for echoes of your fingers.” ~ Iain Thomas What was his full name? Dylan Andrew Brown Where was he born? The Ohio State University Hospital What was his favorite TV show? Anything comedy central, cartoon network, and/or history channel. Especially Jon Stewart. Throughout the years, […]

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Losing A Child to Suicide: A Sad Welcome

For as long as I have breath–and journey on–so does my child. In the Beginning Insides feel like outsides, and suddenly, nothing is real. Or matters–Desperate, mind whirls around what makes sense. Nothing makes sense. Not my child– This has all been a big mistake. Surely this isn’t–couldn’t be true. A film descends. Covers thick. […]

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Why? A Mother’s Reflections on Losing Her Son to Suicide

My Forever Son, Dylan Andrew Brown The beat of my heart shaped by you. The song of you which still now I sing.   And yet perhaps you could not hear above the deafening roar of your heart’s ache.     Ghost memories swirl everywhere I drove home last night past the high school. Dylan’s high school. […]

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When a Parent Loses a Child, More than the Heart is Broken

“If only, if only, the moon speaks no reply; Reflecting the sun and all that’s gone by. Be strong my weary wolf, turn around boldly, Fly high, my baby bird, My angel, my only.”  (Louis Sachar) When a Parent Loses a Child, More than the Heart is Broken Time does not heal all wounds.  Some […]