Story of a life
Too young memories of screaming,
Hamburger helper dinners,
just the three of us, enjoying the peace, the quiet.
Caring mother, loving, devoted.
Two years, just the three of us,
military man, second chance.
haunted by the past,
desperate for love, for peace.
Near constant moving,
Schools blurring together,
Faceless classmates in clichés that pass by.
Discovered passions, purpose, direction,
Whirlwind of classes,
Farewell, big brother.
Buried in schoolwork, 4.0, first job,
Trusting girl, played for a fool,
Distrustful but not without reason.
Nanny, Caregiver, Personal Aide.
Grocery clerk, injured,
Starting over for the second time.
Passion and pain unavoidably linked together,
Refusal to give up the passion despite the pain.
Boyfriend to fiance, fiance to husband.
Apartment to house.
Nice house, quiet nights, echoing nights in a silent house.
Loneliness forgotten, lost in the worlds within.
Reawakening hunger, passion, drive,
Reaching for others,
still searching for understanding,