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One Week After

The tears fall

irregularly

over little hurts

real and imagined.

 

Our world hiccupped

to February ‘13

But now they are older

now they understand.

 

Me?

It is my fault.

I tried to make it work.

 

But

It isn’t under my control.

Is anything, really?

 

Control is an illusion.

 

I wipe the tears.

I offer my arms

and my love.

 

We eat pizza

and watch a movie

……and heal.

 

Tomorrow will be better.

 

Photo courtesy of Leonid Mamchenkov

Photo courtesy of Leonid Mamchenkov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LLH

10/22/14

10:34 AM

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If You Were Here Tonight #30in30 #poetry #make30

Photo courtesy of Oprah.

Photo courtesy of Oprah.

 

I’ve decided to talk to you

Even though you are not here.

To tell you what I’m feeling

That I’m hurting, shaking, scared.

 

I’m writing down these words

As if you’re here tonight

Like you were

.                About this time

For the past few nights.

 

If I pretend I’m not alone

And act like I’m not lonely

Perhaps I won’t fail me

And my God again.

 

If you were here

With me tonight

You’d tell me bits of wisdom

And build me up again.

 

Then before I even know it

Before we are aware

I’ve made you smile

You’ve made me smile

 

 

But you aren’t here tonight.

And these are only my words.

And I still have doubts

And I still mess up.

             Again.

 

 

LLH 4/18/14 & 4/19/14

 

 

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