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What Might Have Been

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Poetess099
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0 posted 11-25-1999 12:15 AM       View Profile for Poetess099   Email Poetess099   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poetess099

WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

I know my voice is small right now,
You don't even know that I'm here.
But I know that will all change soon,
and you will be glad that I'm near.
I'm only a couple of weeks old now,
and I'm tiny as can be.
But I know deep in my still forming heart
that will change once you can see me.
I really don't mean to make you so sick
I would stop it if I could.
He said to ask the doctor what's wrong.
I really think that you should.
Well, that nice man told you about me today.
But you didn't laugh, you only cried.
I thought that you would be happy with me.
If you're not, please tell me why.
You were so quiet on the way home.
Why donít you tell Daddy about me?
I just know that he could love me a lot.
Why don't you tell him, and then you'll see.
I'm growing stronger every day.
And I'm getting bigger too!
Hands, feet, eyes and ears,
Of each, I already have two.
Today the doctor said I'm three months along.
But I can tell you're still so sad.
Let's go home and tell my Daddy right now.
I really don't think he'd be mad.
Mommy, where are we going today?
This is a brand new place.
I wish I could tell what mood you're in.
I wish I could see your face.
What are we going to do here today?
Will these new doctors take good care of me?
That light is awful bright out there.
Tell me Mommy, because I can't see.
Mommy, why are you crying again?
Did I do something wrong?
Mommy, what were they talking about,
when they said, "This won't take long."?
Mommy....I don't feel so good.
I think it's time to go.
I wish you'd let me stay a while,
I wish you'd let me grow.
I could have been something great.
You would have been so proud of me.
I could have been anything I want,
but now that will never be.
Did I really make your life so bad?
Don't you wonder if I'm a girl or a boy?
And you never told my Daddy about me.
So from him, You've robbed his joy.
Well, I'm going to have to leave you now.
These nice people are taking me away.
I'll have a brand new Daddy soon.
And he'll love me forever and a day.
So don't you worry about me anymore.
They said I'll be in good hands.
I'm going to see my brand new home,
and someone who I know understands.
Although you didn't want to know how,
Although you didn't want to know when.
Now I guess we'll never know
just exactly what might have been.



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Melissa
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1 posted 11-25-1999 12:24 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wow! Excellent, Melissa! Welcome to the family. This is a superb poem from a perspective I've not seen before! I look forward to reading more from you!
Poetess099
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2 posted 11-25-1999 12:27 AM       View Profile for Poetess099   Email Poetess099   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poetess099

Thank you so much for your encouragement and kind words. All the more reason for me to carry on. )

Melissa
Michael
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3 posted 11-25-1999 01:20 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Beautiful poem, Melissa. Indeed, welcome to Passions, I hope to see more from you soon.


Michael
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4 posted 11-25-1999 03:30 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

SO sad, but well written
Welcome to passions
Poetess099
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5 posted 11-25-1999 03:35 PM       View Profile for Poetess099   Email Poetess099   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poetess099

Thanks Hoot for the kind words. I know I'm going to love it here.

Melissa
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6 posted 11-26-1999 12:15 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Poetess099 - Welcome and what a first edition! Superb view of this subject.
Hope to see more from you.
~Marge~


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Lynn
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7 posted 11-26-1999 12:26 AM       View Profile for Lynn   Email Lynn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynn


What an excellent way to put it
Melissa. And welcome to passions.

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If time cannot heal your pain, you can always cry on my shoulder. ~Jenn~
WhtDove
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8 posted 11-26-1999 10:29 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

You brought tears to my eyes! What an original way to write about this. WELOCME TO PASSIONS!!! Keep em coming!
Denise
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9 posted 11-26-1999 10:46 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, I'm crying too. A unique perspective and so sad. Very well done. Welcome to Passions, Melissa!

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Denise

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