Dark Secrets

I remember your dark curly locks as a little girl.
I remember how you greeted each day with a smile,
And a "Good Morning Sunshine!"
But now all that is gone away.

There is emptiness where once there was joy.
There is sorrow where once there was happiness.
There is rain instead of sun.

My heart cries each time I think of you.
It's been a year since you've been gone,
And each day is harder than the one before.

I was ready to go first,
But you beat me to it.
Now my heart is nothing but destruction.

Why did you leave me this way?
My first-born.
My daughter,
My love.

My joy,
My hope,
My anticipation of what you might be?
Nothing is there now.

Nothing but sorrow and what might have been.

Published on July 16, 2006 in