Biography of Donna Wampler
I don't think I'm a poet, I have alot to learn. I feel I am an expressionist. I, ...am a survivor to the loss of a spouse to suicide. My poem is raw, as it was written within a year of his choice to end his life. In 6 months, I lost him, some friends and family, our home, my job, and his physician to suicide as well. It was as if a big plane with my life in it, crashed. I struggled to be strong and find purpose. Unfortunately, in efforts to process their own grief, someone has to be blamed for a persons choice to end their life. Rather than where the blame truely falls, on the one who " pulled the trigger, " in this case..me. In many other situations like mine, it is usually the person closest to the person who chose death by suicide. Since then, I have moved on and I'm blessed and very happy. But, this poem and some of its " rawness" still exists and the title lives on..." Not a day goes by."