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Living With Life (standard:poetry, 300 words)
Author: LoriAdded: Oct 23 2008Views/Reads: 1291/767Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The second poem about my father.
 



Living With Life 

Letting go 

has never been easy. 

The train derailed 

and I can't put the cars back on track. 

My thoughts, and feelings, 

stopped that fateful day 

28 years ago. 

~ 

Why are you still so important? 

Why can't I let you rest in peace? 

Why do I dig up your ghost? 

Why can't I let you go? 

~ 

I'm a woman fully grown. 

Yet, inside, I'm still the little girl 

you abandoned. 

My life has moved on. 

Have children of my own 

who are also grown. 

~ 

I'm still your daughter. 

I'm still your baby girl. 

Letting go means releasing her go too. 

I need shelter from that storm. 

~ 

I have to let you go. 

There's someone in my life who's more important. 

To experience true happiness 

I have to say goodbye to the 

ghosts of the past. 

~ 

But, if I do 

would you let go too? 

I don't know where you are. 

I don't know if you have memories. 

I don't know if you can see me now. 

My faith isn't that strong. 


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