Wednesday, August 19, 2009

10.

10

years.
since - she cracked open the window

of
in-between worlds
pushed her way through
invited herself in

10

years.
before - I panted and prayed

I called, she summoned
she
churned
I
surrendered

10

Years.
ago - we died

a
little
said goodbye
a lot

to what comes before, being born
to what comes before, being a mother

10

Years.
far - from this very day.

We passed each other in twilight halls
as we
both
left
behind
so
we both

could
come
to
be

a
little more

10

H A P P Y * B I R T H D A Y

11 comments:

  1. This was a beautiful tribute to your daughter, just so sweetly and perfectly put. Wishing her a happy 10th b-day, and to you as well on being a mommy for 10 years.
    Big hugs,
    Shell

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  2. Much Much more... :)
    Very beautiful...
    Happy Double Digits,
    Raksha...

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  3. speechless
    i got four years on you
    of the birth days
    since my goodbye to what went before
    before
    your Raksha
    before
    my Finn
    you said it
    you said it
    you said it
    happy birthdays

    P.S. If Raksha made Akka, at least in part, i thank her. This site is my secret tipple of 100% proof single malt: where i turn in need. i am drunklovaholic.
    (anonymous)

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  4. Happy to feed the addiction. Very Happy!

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  5. Dear Akka, thanks for your sweet words. I needed them more than you ever can immagine.

    Congrats with your sweetie. 10! So big jet still so small. Happy times my friend.

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  6. kristen drunkloveaholic...it's been 3 wait 4 seconds since my last drink...

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  7. hang on there Kristen ~ I'm mixing the next drink...it won't be long now.

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  8. Brava, Akka, Beautiful. I like what Michelle said in the earlier post about what a wonderful gift to your daughter this poem is. I have read and re-read your poem and different details/understanding jump out at me. :o)

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  9. Love this one so much - reread it a couple of times. Can really relate! Your work makes me smile and feel GOOD to be alive! Understood. Keep it up and let's get you a book deal. So many will be grateful to partake in the ritual drinking of the JUICE!

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