Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Slice of Life - A Rough Goodbye


I didn't know
what laid ahead

A rough goodbye?
I can handle
A rough goodbye?
I have experience
A rough goodbye?
We'll bounce back

I didn't know 
what laid ahead

A rough goodbye
Filled with screams
A rough goodbye
Filled with physical turns
A rough goodbye
Filled with unwanted embrace

I didn't know 
what laid ahead

A rough goodbye
Requires waiting
A rough goodbye
Requires love
A rough goodbye
Requires safety

I now know 
I can only hope
what works for my own child
might work for another.

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7 comments :

  1. I loved the way you pared this poem down to questions and your response. Powerful.

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  2. You shaped this so lovingly, Mandy. I'm sorry for the sadness you've had.

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  3. I admire how you can put your thoughts into a poem. As I read it I could feel the sadness. Stay strong my friend.

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  4. I love the repetition. I can hear you working things out, reassuring yourself, turning this stone over and over in your hands.

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  5. The repetition made me feel your sadness. Well-written, Mandy.

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