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This is poem that has been floating around in my head all week. Its still very rough and lacking what I feel when I think it...but have at it anyway!
Ben and Beautiful Children
He gave me late nights that turned into early mornings spent talking until there were no more words left.
He gave me a ring that sparkled like dew on a lavender bush.
He gave me a baby curled sleeping inside of me, and then another.
He gave me a new name, whispered by the people we created together.
He gave me sounds and smells I will never forget.
The whir of a ventilator. The sting of antiseptic that still fills my nose and mouth.
He gave me my first real heartbreak, a knife that sliced my breath away and left me gasping for air.
He gave me a heart turned to stone, unmoving and fractured.
He gave me doubt and fear.
He gave me other women, in my head and in my bed, drifting above me like ghosts.
He gave me Ben and beautiful children.
In the end it was enough.