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She Had It All

She had it all:

The passion for her work

Lively enquiring minds of her children

Their scrawlings on her American fridge

A husband tender and magical

A house the envy of her neighbourhood

Glowing at night with soft lights

Lazy summer days lounging in the garden

 

And a lump in her breast the size of a bullet.

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7 thoughts on “She Had It All

  1. And I have a sinking feeling in my tummy. Is this a poem, or is this an announcement? Either way, you’ll have your reasons and I’m sending you big hugs. Huge, big, enormous ones. Stay in touch!

  2. Ouch…that’s a sharp bullet. One of those that goes right through and into people near. That’s a lot of pain and a lot of beauty to fit in so few words. Good job.

    That said, I’m with Nicky. Hoping it’s not autobiographical. *hugs*

    • Uh-oh! None of my stuff is autobiographical, sorry if I’ve misled you (OK, maybe a little bit of the frustrations of gender inequality, but not massively). Besides, I don’t have the dream house or passionate career etc. But yes, a lady of my acquaintance did inspire it. You and Nicky are sweet to worry about it, though…

      • It’s ok, just glad to have the negative. Even more impressive to have come “second hand” to that sort of emotion. Really strong stuff! :)

  3. Powerful, that last lines hits you like a punch in the gut. Well done :)

  4. Jeannie on said:

    this is such good work! the irony isn’t lost…even with all of our riches we are still human after all and subject to what life deals out. Nicely done!!

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