John Marsden Writing Topic #351
Write a poem about the worst thing that ever happened to you but don’t say what it is**
we’ve hit ten years
I’ve got so much to tell you
there’s so much I want you to know…
To have you in my life was a blessing
But when I feel joy or sadness
I know that you’re missing
I know you loved me every year
for me to only have fourteen
and for you to leave in that way,
the world is just too mean.
So much has happened in the last ten years
that I wish you had been here to see:
the losses, the gains
the experiences and growing pains,
I hope I became the woman
you wanted me to be.
I’ll always wonder what if?
What if you lived a little longer?
What if we had just a little more time?
How different would our lives be
if you were around to guide me?
I’ll cry for each year that you won’t be around
each year that I am unable to make you proud
I’ll always cry each year
And will always wish
that you are here.
**Reference: Marsden J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.