Friday, December 18, 2009

The girl is just amazing...

J is finishing up a poetry unit at school and her poem was so awesome (not that I'm biased) that her teacher (a) told me in advance that I would be surprised/wowed by it and (b) chose it as the opening poem in their class poetry book. Without further ado:


by J

Her smile, so
Blond, golden hair,
her light baby
blue eyes
Four years old
Too young
She left me.
I wasn't even born yet!

And yea, I teared up again just re-typing it.

For the new out there, my oldest daughter, S, died in a backyard pool drowning while I was pregnant with J. We've made an effort to make sure J knows about her sister and that we love them both, and well, obviously she's been paying attention.

And probably needs therapy, based on the above, but I'm hiding my head in the sand on that one for as long as I can...


Candy said...

FWIW, I don't think it means she needs therapy. I think she feels like she knows her and expressed that well, Dy. If you ask me, well, that means you've done a pretty damn good job. And damn, you made me cry.

Anonymous said...

That is awesome. She has been listening, and clearly loving.
You did good.

Julie McAllister said...

I agree completely with Candy. I think you've handled it extremely well and she is handling it well too. Wow, just wow! Gave me chills.

Lisa said...

Agree with all of the above. J knows you love her, and she knows you love S. No question.

Love her creative side -- what a great poem!

Jenn said...

I am wowed by her and you. You've done a great job helping J know and LOVE her sister.

Be proud.

Lanel said...

Wow! Talented poet you have there. Much to be proud of mom! :)

I wouldn't say J needs therapy based on that poem. I think it shows that you've raised her to think of her sister as a very real part of her life, which is healthy.

Jenny said...

Ok, I just read this and teared up again. She's an awesome kid! :)