Perpetual Pain by Susi Bocks

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Perpetual Pain
by Susi Bocks
[author’s site]

no one told me
the days of mourning
linger for years

those unforgotten bring us
more bitter than sweet memories
unexpectedly and forcefully

it rises up within us
tears well and overflow incessantly
this insanity of grief, tortuous

when you love hard
you hurt more
death really kills two people

@Susi Bocks

ABOUT US 

Welcome to MasticadoresUSA.

MasticadoresUSA was founded by Juan Re Crivello as part of Gobblers/Masticadores in 2021. Its current editor is Gabriela Marie Milton.

MasticadoresUSA features talented writers of poetry and short prose. We primarily publish writers who write in English, and are based in the USA. However, while the publication language remains English, we also welcome the work of our fellow writers from all over the world.

What do we want to bring to our readers? Edgar Allan Poe once wrote: Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. This is what we are committed to bringing to you. And that’s not an easy endeavor. 

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES 

If you want to submit, please send your work – poetry and/or short prose – to gabrielamariemilton@gmail.com. In addition to the piece(s), you want to have published, we need your name, and the address of your site. Submit your work as a docx attachment – not in the body of the email. Limit your submission to two pieces.  We do not accept pieces longer than 300 words.

What are the themes that we are looking for? Surprise us!

However, MasticadoresUSA does not publish any work that contains racist, homophobic, sexist, and hate talk of any kind.

Looking forward to your submissions. 

23 Comentarios Agrega el tuyo

  1. Ingrid dice:

    Poignantly true, Susi. In some ways it gets easier but in some other ways it gets harder.

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    1. Susi Bocks dice:

      Thank you, Ingrid ❤ For me, the hardest part is those moments when I could use her comfort and wisdom. I ache for the most gentle and understanding hugs she gave.

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  2. Susi Bocks dice:

    Reblogueó esto en I Write Hery comentado:
    So much gratitude to Gabriela and MasticadoresUSA for accepting this piece to share with their readers. ❤

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  3. It is indeed so difficult to cope with the loss of a loved one. Deeply moving write, Susi. ❤️

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    1. Susi Bocks dice:

      Thank you so much, Punam!

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  4. Death really kills two people. What a great insight.

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    1. Susi Bocks dice:

      ❤ Thank you, Geoff!

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  5. Jeff Flesch dice:

    Oh my goodness, this is a stunning poem, Susi. I love it deeply. ❤️

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    1. Susi Bocks dice:

      I appreciate your praise, Jeff! So happy you enjoyed it so much. Thank you! ❤

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      1. Jeff Flesch dice:

        You’re most welcome, Susi. Always! ❤️

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  6. This is so heartfelt and sad Susi expressed so deeply and with such emotion. Congratulations! 💖

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    1. Susi Bocks dice:

      Thanks, Cindy! ❤ She was a very special person.

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      1. You’re so welcome … I can tell and close at heart!❤️

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    1. Susi Bocks dice:

      Thank you, I appreciate that, Barbara!

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  7. jonicaggiano dice:

    Susi this is so beautiful and in so many ways is true. Gorgeous writing. Joni

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    1. Susi Bocks dice:

      ❤ Thank you, Joni!

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