For Those Few Weeks…
Just those few weeks… I had you to myself. And that seems too short a time To be changed so profoundly.
In those few weeks- I came to know you… And to love you. You came to trust me with your life. Oh, what a life I had planned for you!
Just those few weeks – When I lost you, I lost a lifetime of hopes, Plans, dreams, and aspirations… A slice of my future simply vanished overnight.
Just those few weeks— It wasn’t enough time to convince others How special and important you were. How odd, a truly unique person has recently died And no one is mourning the passing.
Just a mere few weeks— And no “normal” person would cry all night Over a tiny, unfinished baby, Or get depressed and with- drawn day after endless day.
No one would, so why am I?
Susan Erling Martinez Copyright 1984 (used with permission)