To My Only Girl

It was too much for you to bear

You wanted a rest from the scare

No reason was ever given

So you gave yourself what you needed

To justify your suffering and despair

You put them all to the test, yes

You gave them what they couldn’t give you

Logical answers and dreams

In place of irrational screams

You recounted tales from your imagination

Showing your concern and care

For your friends, teachers and family

And how you loved each one

In your world without sun

How did this come about?

Maybe too much time

Sitting around

Watching films of misadventure

Of those who survived

Against the fury of nature

You know you’re like them

A survivor and a heroine

Your body pulled through

You reached the end so much stronger

Now your mind doesn't need to hold on any longer

It wants rest – just a few more days of slumber

It’s all been too much for one young life

So much to endure, so much strife

Death once knocked on your door

Always looking for spirits poor

You sent Him on his way

For you planned on Earth to stay

You can leave for a little while

To find peace from this cruel world

But please return

For I don’t want to live alone

Without you I shall be cold and fade

Like an iceberg floating in the ocean

Diminished with each splash of a wave

Until loneliness and time melts it away

We fought so hard

Right from the start

Together we banded

Against the legions of Satan

Over firey hell and mahem

Against great odds given

And by God we did prevail

Let’s finish this journey

With its many hurdles

Your mind is our last frontier

Let’s not give in

Not now

You and I

For we were born to win

© Copyright Maria D'Alessandro 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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Comments 24 comments

RahulSingh 4 years ago

u r such a good mother..u r so understanding.. god will listen to prayers!

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Thank you my dear friend Rahul.

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forall 4 years ago

I hope you will win. Nicely written Maria. Keep it up!

cleaner3 4 years ago

you and your poetry are a winner in my eyes, Maria, voted up

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dotty1 4 years ago from In my world

lovely poem enjoyed it

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@ forall & @ dotty - thanks for dropping by and commenting.

@ cleaner3 - you are a sweet man dear Sir - many thanks for your review

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Put your trust in the Lord and you'll be fine. God bless.

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Such expressive and emotional journey, hugs and prayers your way!

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@ Gypsy & @ BeyondMax - Many thanks for dropping by.

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DFiduccia 4 years ago from Las Vegas

This is a beautiful poem with the emotional attachment only a parent could feel.

…voted up—DF

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@DF - thank you for your observation. It came straight from my parental heart.

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Maria.. so beautiful.. about your daughter.. I hope she is feeling better? I can tell you love her.. only a mothers love.. Blessings to you my dear



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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Thank you Deborah for your comment and for your prayers.

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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Your emotions are powerful because you write form your heart.

It feel so wonderful to read how a mother feels about her daughter.

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b. Malin 4 years ago

Yes, she was Born to Win! What a Beautiful, Poignant, and Powerful share of words, Scrittobene. From your Heart to all of ours. Luck and Happiness should come your way!

I now look forward to Following your Hubs!

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@ Vinava & @ b. Malin - many thanks for your gracious comments.

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thecrazzykylex 4 years ago from Incredible India!

After reading the title, I got confused. You're a girl then who can your girl be. (You don't look like a lesbian) Obviously, its your daughter, and who else, of course. Sometimes, I really act like a dumb cow.

Regarding your daughter, I don't think any child will be in despair when there's such a lovely caring mother on her side. Voted Up and appreciated. Looking for your hubs, Maria (sorry if I found disrespectful. I don't know how do you address somebody's name who is elder than you in english) Yes, you got another worthy follower. Congratulations!

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@thecrazzykvlex - Thanks for visiting and for following.

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Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Scrittobene

Beautiful and heartfelt.

Sending my prayers and best wishes to you and daughter.

Voted up and away

God bless :)

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Lot Rillera 4 years ago from Philippines

beautiful poem from a mom like you. as parents we are always there beside our children, no matter what happen, we always care and love them unconditionally. voted up and beautiful !

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epigramman 4 years ago

..tough one for me to comment on Maria - usually the vociferious epi-man has plenty to say - but not this time - I wish you both health and happiness always .....lake erie time 11:49am

(and yes it is up to your usual high standards of world class writing)

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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

This is so full of love and emotion but also the pangs of pain - I am not sure about the details but your boundless love for your girl would guide her through anything. This is heartbreaking to read. Beautiful but heartbreaking. Thank for sharing something so innate and deep.... Much prayers and love.

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Nora411 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

Very expressive poetry ! Voting up!

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Laurinzo Scott 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

So very incredible scrittobene .

I can see your heart all through this one... it is beautiful... "for we were born to win"

Voted up... and beyond. You are a writer of extreme value and depth!!!!!!

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