Searching through old papers looking for something entirely different, I ran across a poem I’d torn from an old magazine.
The page; now yellowed with time is from the May 1987 edition of REDBOOK. When I read the words I’ve included below, I remember thinking, “This is how I’ll feel one day”.
Our two oldest children are grown and on their own and I understand the full impact of the words I saved from the magazine.
A person likes to believe the sting subsides through the years when in reality the sting is replaced with an ongoing set of rotating emotions.
pride. fear. loss. emptiness. joy.
I am taut,
but wide awake,
the sound of you.
It is irrational,
but I can neither
of the unknown,
nor yet concede
that you are now
So beautifully written by: Genevieve Smith Whitford
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