You Were

You were
a surprisingly lovely flower
coming up somehow through
the cracked pavement of
your pain.
One wouldn’t have
expected anything

to have come from
such... beginnings.
not only were you
but amazing.

You weren’t to be
And we were...
(just glad that) were.

by Dónall Dempsey

Comments (3)

How well you seem to know and understand the heart of love.............and to be able as well to transcribe those feelings into a gift from God. Thank you for sharing your heart with me.....RED
You are a surprisingly lovely poet...this is so tender and touching. I'm glad that you are and that you are the kind of poet you are. Dee Dee
this is beautiful, I love the last stanza