Monthly Archives: September 2013

To All Parents

To All Parents By Edgar Guest “I’ll lend you for a little time a child of mine” he said. For you to love the while she lives and mourn for when she’s dead. It may be six or seven years … Continue reading

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The Helplessness of it All.

Oh its nights like this that I ask how could you leave me Kaitlyn? How could you leave me Kaitlyn? It’s the selfish question of a very hurt mother that cannot fathom how we were so close but yet you … Continue reading

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Nurse’s Song

Nurse’s Song (Innocence) When voices of children are heard on the green And laughing is heard on the hill, My heart is at rest within my breast And everything else is still Then come home my children the sun is … Continue reading

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Falling Into Being, A Poem by Kaitlyn Elkins

It seems that Kaitlyn’s poetry throughout her life was very prophetic. The one’s I knew about when she was a teenager, the one’s she won awards for were also. However, I or any other adult, really saw what she was … Continue reading

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Just How Deadly IS Depression you might ask?

When I woke up this morning and settled into my favorite spot in my den and started on my first cup of coffee, I looked over into my living room as, of course, I often do, it’s just to the … Continue reading

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There Will Come A Day

Years ago I once listened to a lot of country music, but eventually my interest in it vanished. Too many pickup trucks, girls, and dirt roads and I soon tired of it. But in the mix of country music are … Continue reading

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I Wanted to Call You

My husband and I went to Charleston today (about 3 hours away from here) to do some business. We could not be there long but we did stop at our favorite restaurant, Hyman’s, and I ate one of my favorite … Continue reading

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A Quote From Author William Styron

I recently discovered that the author William Styron suffered from depression. He wrote the book Sophie’s Choice, amonng other thngs. I found a quote that was very profound and explains what it feels like to be depressed and I wanted … Continue reading

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Goodbye Kaitlyn, I Love You

Kaitlyn, I just wanted to tell you how very sorry I am if there were hints during your life that you were depressed and I missed them. The poem you wrote when you were 14 and won an award for … Continue reading

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I Saw You Today

Kaitlyn, I saw you today. I was standing outside in the yard playing with our dog after 5pm. I looked across the front yard, across the road, past the field to the woods behind the field. You were standing there, … Continue reading

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