We’ve Grown

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “growth.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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It has been ten and seven years
Since your spirit joined the angels
And I reflect on this time gone by
Trying to see what my growth has been
I have learned that you are here
I’ve talked to you, shouted at you
But I miss arms to fall into and save me
Ones that I always knew would be there
Even if I didn’t realise it at the time
They say that the pain heals
And though it might not feel as severe
There are times when the missing
Could consume my heart whole
And leave a pulsing black hole of empty
Wishing that you could fill it
With a love so great it can only be a mother’s
And in these many years I’ve grown
I wish I knew then what I know now
Because maybe we could have been better
But ours was what it was
Because of you and because of me
And in that we’ve both got valuable lessons
Of things that we won’t repeat
Regret and guilt being one of those enormous things
Because they are a waste of time
And can never bring us back together
So I will remember that we did our best
With what we knew then, and not what we know now

Debbie Gravett © 2021.05.16

SoCS: Growth
Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay

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