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My Daughter Monique

October 10, 2010
By echome94 PLATINUM, Daleville, Virginia
echome94 PLATINUM, Daleville, Virginia
32 articles 3 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
When the world around me ceases to exist and then i will open up and let a cruel man like you in


I left him gasping for breath,
Barely alive after the news of what was done.
He no longer speaks and doesnt smile

It has now been a year and nine weeks since i droped the bomb
i never asked for his help
just told him the news and walked out

I was 16 homeless, and pregnant
A nice man took me in and i was introduced to life

Somehow i survived as little monique grew,
Inside me kicking and stretching
I smiled so much on those days

Her dad found us last month
He didnt speak just kissed me on the cheek
And in her crib lay a bible fully of 50 dollar bills

My daughter wasnt even held by her father
just given some money and an empty glance

All that is left of my last young romance
is my child little monique

One day i will tell her the truth
and pray she understands

that her father just wasnt the right man.

The author's comments:
"This is about a dream i had, i turned it into a poem and now i long for a little monique"

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on Oct. 31 2010 at 3:00 pm
SMWells PLATINUM, Carlisle, South Carolina
22 articles 0 photos 294 comments

Favorite Quote:
Some truths best left unspoken.

I canott emagine writing such a thing. I sertenly would not have the couridge to publish it. The gentelness you expresed brought the tears to my eyes. I hope other people will aprecait what you have shared.