2013 Fall – Grief

    When Women Waken Fall 2013 -3When Women Waken is an online literary journal publishing fresh voices and images primarily in English from around the world.

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    Sue Fulton, North Carolina, USA

    Cover Photograph

    Barbara Bos, Spain and Kerry Holjes, USA

    Consulting Editors

    Anora McGaha, North Carolina, USA

    Cover Design & Managing Editor


    Table of Contents

    Contents by First Name of Contributor

    Alana Sherrill, North Carolina, USA

    Study in Sorrow 

    angela jackson-brown

    Yearning for a Savior  

    we cut

    Ann Churcher

    Signposts: A True Story

     Annette Thomson, Scotland

    Losing My Religion

    Aradhna Sethi, India 

    Good grief!

    BethAnne Kapansky

    Woman Interrupted 

    Camilla Trinchieri, New York, NY (USA)

    Like the Sea

    Tear Within the Eye

    Carol Bouville, Maryland (USA)

    Climate Change


    Carol Smallwood

    A Picnic

    Catherine Meara

    Letter to My Aunty

    Christine Murray, Ireland


    Constance B. Wilder 

    The Painting

    Crystal McGaha, Florida (USA)

    Distant Me

    Your Undiluted Gray

    Deborah McCullough, Arizona (USA)

    Where Hope Goes to Die

    Donna Falcone

    If Hearts Had Handles

    Eileen Tull

    A Letter to My Dead Friend 

    Ellen Leiserson

    Mable Ellen’s Slippers

    Reason Enough to Live

    Emily Sovich, USA

    After the Funeral

    Emma McCarthy

    The Catch

    Faith Paulsen

    Working Late

    Florence Olajumoke Williams, Nigeria

    Violent Grief 

    Glenis Redmond, South Carolina (USA)

    Titled Bowl

    I Lost the Baby

    Gloria Garfunkel

    Iraq Insomnia

    Hannah Brockbank

    May Day

    Helen Fletcher

    With Warmth


    Holly J Mayes, Michigan (USA)

    The Middle Child

    Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina (USA)

    humble light

    Janna Vought


    Jennifer Verdolin, North Carolina (USA)


    Joan Leotta

    Stages of Grief

    Julie Davies, Australia

    Summer’s Lease

    Julie Davies

    Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

    Kait Heacock

    Postcards from Montana

    Kassandra Pena, California (USA)

    His Goodbye

    Kelly DuMar

    Where My Real Mother Lives


    Kerry Holjes, North Carolina (USA)

    Abuse Counselor 

    Kristin Prescott

    Through the Eyes of a Child

    Lav Chintapalli, North Carolina (USA)

    The Unraveling

    Linda Parsons Marion

    Where the Wild Dreams Are

    M.J. Iuppa, New York State (USA)

    Three Poems

    Maria Sutherland, Maryland (USA)

    Morning Tears 

    Mourning Blues

    Martha Lukens, Liberia

    Shell and Rock

    Maura MacNeil

    Widow Body


    Marilyn Hammick

    Three Poems

    Mimi Herman, North Carolina, USA

    Behind Enemy Lines

    Ni‘mah Isma‘il Nawwab, Mecca, Saudi Arabia


    Nina Sankovitch, New York (USA)

    The Permanent Guest: Grief  

    Núria Añó, Spain


    Pamela L. Taylor, North Carolina (USA)

    In Autumn, While You Lay Dying

    At Night I Dream of Trains

    Paula Dawn Lietz (PD Lietz), Manitoba, Canada

    And the River Still Flowed


    Priya Devalia

    The Old Queen

    Ree McDowell


    Ruth Everson

    Two Poems

    Sarah McTeer Ogburn, North Carolina (USA)

    A Prayer

    Garden Party

    At Clover Meadow

    Susan Abbott

    Iris and Her Buds

    Susan Baker, North Carolina (USA)


    Susanne Doring, Amman, Jordan


    Stephanie Mesler

    Interment and Goodbye

    Sue Fulton, North Carolina (USA)


    Sylvia Freeman, North Carolina (USA)

    Losing Faith



    Tracy McAlister Mackay


    Victoria A. Brownworth

    On the Occasion of Your Passing


    Vivian Fumiko Chin, California, USA

    You Take this Form and Fill it up

     Zvezdana Rashkovich, Dubai

    Forever Her Son