Life Before You


Life Before You

While you once lie in wait

Warm and safe within the womb

How I dreamt and envisioned

The color of your now dark, wide eyes

The contour of your tiny nose and mouth

Such delicate features, so precious still…

Wonderment and joy is your constant gift

Your love unconditional and pure

Your understanding of life encompassing

Make you wise beyond your six years.

Angels must have whispered life’s secrets

Though you keep them locked within your heart

Releasing them in perfect synchrony…

He must have known when I needed you most.

Life without you would engulf me

In wretched agonizing pain…

Something I can not fathom, however

How was life before you?

To ponder this is unimaginable…

For many of those moments

Have been erased from my capsule of time

Those are all but distant dreams

Caught in a web of the surreal.


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kkirkwood commented on Life Before You


true emotion. I hope that you book works out well I have been envolved in publishing a poetry book its been a great experience

MalikPeterson commented on Life Before You


Awwww....this is rather sweet of you to write this for the little one. They really do bring smiles to faces and joy to otherwise dreary situations don't they? I think it is great that you took the time out to show appreciation for the it is often practiced the other way around. And might I add...very well written. May the Kudos be with you. Cheers!!!



Think you, she is one of my life's constant joys and saving grace! She's awesome I love her!!

BadBadBear commented on Life Before You


Bri, she will forever treasure this outpouring of unbridled love you've written, relating to her how unimportant your life was before. It seems this great work was in your heart, mind, soul to write the day she was born. I love it!

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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