Wednesday, September 6, 2017

I can't

Sometimes my quiet tears in the bathroom turn into poetry.


"I can't," I whisper.

"I can't," I cry.

"I CAN'T!" I yell.

Silence is the only response.

"But I have to," I realize.

"How can I?" I question.

Breathing in; breathing out.

"I'll fail," I worry.

"I've failed before," I confess.

"But not always," I reason.

Stolen air, hiding in the bathroom.

Breathing in; breathing out.

"Someone has to," I venture.

"And that someone is me," I gasp.

Knock, knock, knock.

My stolen time has ended.

"I need you!" I hear.

Breathing in; breathing out.

"But what about when I can't?" I moan.

I

HAVE


TO.


So, I try.

Breathing in; breathing out.

13 comments:

  1. You are amazing. And, I love you.

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  2. We all have these days... coincidently enough, today was that day for me too. Being a mom is hard. Period. Throw in moving to a foreign country and all that implies and your task is even more challenging. But you are amazing and you CAN do it! You're awesome. And I love your poem.

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  3. Wasn't sure if this was about motherhood, or the move, or everything... Oh Mimi. I totally feel ya. All the time. Not just about being a mom, but about everything. All together. Just life. There is just soooo much. And it never lets up. Don't you just wish life would just get easier? But I suppose we'd never grow if it was...

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  4. Sometimes it nice to know you're not the only one. Thanks for sharing, I've been there too. (Was there yesterday).

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  5. Thanks for sharing :) am here whenever you need entertainment!

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  6. I'm in there with you too. —Jess Copeland

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  7. You are amazing & NOT ALONE & i love you! —Susi

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  8. Te mando un abrazo �� X❤️X —Leticia O.

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  9. Your posts are always so deep and make me cry. I can so relate to this one. Sending love from home. —Sara H.

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  10. I love you friend... You are an amazing mom and person! Sending you all my love!!! —Maribel

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  11. I love you. —Tiffany H.

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