Thursday, November 13, 2014

Headline Poem 11/13/14 -- On the eve of my daughter's seventh birthday

On the eve of my daughter's seventh birthday 

My heart walks around with you 
every day. 
It is there when you cross the street 
and when you smile up at me. 
It runs with you at recess
and skips a beat every time you hurt. 
My heart works because you do. 
I'll try for the rest of my life to explain all of this to you, 
to show you my insides wrapped up in yours, to help you feel my warmth,
to know that my kisses and hugs will never end, 
and that no matter what,
I will honor you
and believe in you 
and love you until way beyond my last breath.