Poetry

Grateful

“I loved you. For all that was good
and right and beautiful in this world.
And you brought me to life.”

I loved you. With every cell in my body, I loved you. I saw everything about you that was good and right and beautiful in this world. And you brought me to life. You gave me purpose and strength. But more than that, you gave me my voice back, after all these years of silence. For that, I will always love you for more than just being you. I will love you for inspiring me. For being a shoulder to lean on. For being everything I ever needed.

Even after everything that went wrong, I still love you. Not just for you, all you were and still are, but what you made me see in myself. You brought me to the light. You mean everything to me, and for that, I’ll always be grateful.

© Sarah Doughty
2017

Sometimes I feel like a ghost of my former self. And after all that went wrong with me, everything changed. I’m forever lucky that my marriage is still strong, even though it seems like everything is different.

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