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Living With Life (standard:poetry, 300 words)
Author: LoriAdded: Oct 23 2008Views/Reads: 1337/798Story 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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