Poem - Sweet Child Of Mine

As a parent/carer, you can only support but never mend a child's broken heart with regards to a break-up. This is for you, my sweet girl, with love, for the strength to carry on in life.

Only a lover and soulmate can wound so much

Disbelief, the initial shock and ultimate loss

Leaves a rift, chasm, deep, within your heart

Tumbling, sinking, into the depths of despair

Not knowing, how, when, it will ever repair.

Restless, sleepless nights, unable to succumb

To a place of peace, dreams and emotion undone

A few hours of release is a temporary sanctuary

Awaken, the memories return with such force

Flooding the mind with love, regret and remorse.

The thief, grief, not only steals sleep but appetite alike

Ravenous, gorging, feasting on denial of the situation

It also waits, in anticipation of the anger that will follow

To feed on this negative energy but necessary emotion

Knowing that acceptance is inevitable, time in motion.

Like a knife that penetrates to the core of your soul

The first cut is the deepest, the heartache, unbearable

But only your inner strength can mend that broken heart

So, be strong, carry on, and find support from within

It takes a while, the road to recovery is about to begin.

The minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, come to pass

And slowly, the anguish lifts, lightens, mending the heart

And then you will know, it is time for a brand new start

Spread your wings and fly child, I want to see you smile

For as a young woman, your precious life is truly versatile.

© Marshall Hughes

Image credit: Marshall Hughes

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