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Poet Laureate

February 26, 2011


a soul

so far away

so hard to speak to

so hard to let it go

to float away

you see it in the


you say goodbye

it is your last


The above poem won Monkey first place in her school’s creative writing contest.  And while my heart is brimming with pride at her achievement, it is also filled with sadness. Because I know what, or rather whom, this poem is about.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Kelly permalink
    February 26, 2011 6:12 pm

    That’s sweet. There’s nothing more heartbreaking than when a child begins to come to terms with abandonment. I hope she’s ok. Bless you and your family.

  2. tara permalink
    February 26, 2011 7:22 pm

    This is amazing!! Seriously!

  3. March 2, 2011 1:58 pm

    So hard to see a kiddo in pain. But at least she’s dealing with it in a healthy way. What a beautiful poem.

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