March 9, 2011
That pale little hand being led to the bedroom
Those corduroy jeans being tossed to the floor
That innocent smile as he leans in to kiss her
The green of her eyes as they lay down for more
The very same eyes I caught reading Harry Potter past their bedtime.

Those bouncy red curls flattened against the bedspread
Twisted and tangled and coated in gel
Those delicate hands exploring his body
Those tiny girl’s hands, that I knew so well
The very same that shook me awake year after year on Christmas morning.

What happened to the little princess?
The cross country runner?
The sweet baby girl?

The science fair champion:
Arching her back and closing her eyes
gasping and panting and
pulling him closer
To the body I held in the hospital.

The clumsy ballerina:
Being rocked back and forth
Going limp with pleasure
Sighing satisfied
With the voice that asked me for a later bed time.

My rosy cheeked child who loved musical theatre
and wore purple sweaters
is gone.

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Bookworm1997 said...
Feb. 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm
This poem was so touching and beautiful. Your ability to write such a deep piece inspiring.
Luna3952 said...
Feb. 4, 2012 at 4:33 pm
Ive read this poem at least 10 times this week and i love it!!!!
Shortblueeyes224 said...
Feb. 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm
Wow....great work!!
HaleyLynn said...
Jan. 22, 2012 at 3:09 pm
This was touching and beautiful, I love the fact that you can express this poem in someone elses eyes. Keep up the good work.
MadiMac15 said...
Jan. 17, 2012 at 9:40 pm
This is amazing! Great job!
long_live_dreamers.37 said...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 8:37 pm
This is probably my favorite poem i have read on here. Simply perfect, simply stunning! Keep up the writing.
lrshap said...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm
So good, sad and touching. True Genius.
Danni_MSY said...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm
Just wow! Definitely one of my fovorites one this site!
WeAllBurn said...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 11:43 am
This literally brought tears to me eyes. So deep, and embracing... Fantastic. Truly speechless, right now. KEEP WRITING!
Ella1 said...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 11:17 am
Wow, this was great and so true. If you have a chance could you read a comment or rate my poem A Pink Watch, Portal, and Perpetual Sea? Thank you!
writingrox2 replied...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm
i thought this poem was really amazing, but i just had to write this as a reply to ella1's comment because my name is ella!!:) ..random
Nessa13 said...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 8:15 am
OML! This was amazing!! (I love it!)
billgamesh11 replied...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 10:44 am
OML? What is that? And Oh. My. Goodness. This was AMAZING!!! I can't say anymore than WOW. :):):);)
LovesToWrite said...
Jan. 2, 2012 at 6:16 am
This is undoubtedly your best work.
rolzpolz98 said...
Dec. 28, 2011 at 4:12 am
that was freaking awesome!!
Villangel said...
Dec. 22, 2011 at 9:45 pm
This is SUPER AMAZING. That's all that needs to be said.
missdede said...
Dec. 22, 2011 at 7:44 pm
Wow, this was great ! I could relate
FrAme said...
Dec. 22, 2011 at 2:19 pm
This is an amazing poem;I can't help but feel sad and disappointed while reading this. Good job.
Fia-fia said...
Dec. 22, 2011 at 12:12 pm
This is purely wonderful. This is so amazingly well written and speaks volumes. It is really sad and extremely moving! Thank you so much!! :)
MeganRozalia said...
Dec. 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm
i iwsh this wasnt anonymous so i could read more of your work.
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