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VxPoem ID: 39725


Posted: February 11th. 2011 2:44:06 AM

Views: 1360

The Woman I Never Met

by Kyrja - Friend of Rupert

[WVox Sponsor]

Age Group: Adult

There is a woman who lives in this house with me,
Although she isnít someone I can touch or see.

She had a beautiful daughter not so long ago,
A son, grandchildren, friends and people Iíll never know.

Iíve seen some of the things she use to call her own,
Iíve paced the same floors and rooms and hallways sheís known.

Thereís a pair of scissors I use now, and some other things of hers too,
Should I throw all of these things away, even though they can still be used?

Let all of her precious or useful things rust and mold and rot?
Perhaps sell, or give, or maybe even throw away the whole lot?

Iíve heard bits and pieces of the story of her life,
Tales of her love and smiles she shared as a young wife.

Iíve listened to the stories of her good days and a few of the bad,
Of the goals she reached, the trips she took, the wonderful times she had.

The man who loved her through so much of his life, loves her still,
It warms my heart to know, throughout all time, he always will.

There are those who move now, in and out of my days,
Who miss this woman and her tender, loving ways.

She was there for them, with a shoulder, a hand, and a wise word or two,
She was funny and smart and always, always knew how and what to do.

Some of them, in their misery, cry and scream and raise a fuss,
ďGo away!Ē they cry silently, ďYouíll never be one of us!Ē

I hold my tongue, I sigh, and I shake my weary head,
I know full well some wish I would go away instead.

There is a woman who lives in this house with me,
Although she isnít someone I can touch or see.

There are those who believe once we leave this life, there isnít any more,
There are those who believe thereís a pearly gate that leads to something more.

But snow-white wings, endless bliss, and darkness arenít part of my own reality,
I waltz and skip and twirl my way around the Spiral Dance learning to be free.

I hope, for this woman Iíve never met, in this one thing I might be right,
Knowing how much she was loved, surely her new life is beautiful and bright.

There are many things about this house Iíve changed sheíll never see,
Everythingís been moved and rearranged in order to suit me.

And, of course, Iíll never know if some of the things we do are the same,
Although I encourage the man who loved her to freely speak her name.

For he loves me now, he who once lovingly caressed the other womanís face,
For me, myself, for who I am, my own self; in his heart I have my own place.

I donít replace her, the woman who lives in this house with me,
We share him now, though she isnít someone I can touch or see.

Stay if you will, go when youíre ready, but I hope one day youíll be free,
And perhaps, just maybe, theyíll learn they donít lose you by accepting me.

Author's Notes: Readers may be interested to know this "ode" generated several phone calls from family members, welcoming her into the fold. =)

Author's Location: New Port Richey, Florida
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