Challenge

Poem By Alison Smith

The air felt filled with icebergs
My feelings were all tied up
The baby was sitting hurting
And I like a stranger pained
They seemed numbed by the tragedy
Each closing that part that was hurt.

Father was still in shock
He knew not what he was doing
Unknowingly he was hurting those too close
His means of escape was to blame others
And make others forever recall the crash.

Mother seemed exhausted
She had seen her through so much
She had drained every ounce of herself
To help her damaged child

Father kept filling them with regret
Reminding them that they were perfect
While his last born now was not perfect
It was though he had resigned himself to her demise.

The accident was a dreadful tale
The child was innocent to the end
She had felt and seen everything
She would remain conscious through it all

She'll never walk properly again
Her muscles have all been altered
One leg may eventually be taken
Still she can find happiness and fun.

Everyone acclaims her show of strength
Marvels how someone so small
Can show such strength
She doesn't complain

Throughout her ordeal
She still feels passion for others
Concerned for the others in her ward
Wanting to help them more than herself.

To give everyone her attention
I cant cope with the pain she is in
The massive changes she must go through
The challenge my family must face
They try to extend love they don’t freely give

May she always keep her beauty and innocence.

Comments about Challenge

may 1975! i knew for something you know what your doing...u have been through much...much writing...much pain...much love....may i say i feel your pain? well i do! ! ! great writing since always! Kim


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