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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Poem for a Young Girl

This is a poem for Emily on the two year anniversary of her death. I found the poem recently, apparently having written in the midst of our very big sadness. The sharing of a sense of loss must be a part of the human condition so as to not be alone.


POEM FOR A YOUNG GIRL-GONE

by Judi Romaine
POEM FOR A YOUNG GIRL GONE

I am sad.
The little mouse, alone now in its glass cage.
Waiting.
The room with nothing there like a life.
Or a life concluded at eight with pink slippers and dolls. And some videos of us when we were happy.
Nothing is there.
Where did she go?
Where does a person’s life go?
It evaporates into the air, except those few,
who leave behind a monument, a book, a creation of some sort
—or a child.

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful and poignant. So sad to lose someone so young and with so much promise.

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  2. Very sad and a well done expression of grief.

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