MemberDecember 28, 2020 at 2:46 am
It hits me like a stone,
reverberating in my bones
when I learn
that my child
Then I’m struck by a boulder,
that’s so difficult to shoulder
when another child
It feels as heavy as rock
and yet why am I so shocked
when I realize
that my husband
I just do the best I can
for my children and my man
but it seems
that I lose ME
I don’t know Hashem’s plan
and can’t possibly understand,
He’ll give me strength
when my knees buckle.
I know that all I do for them
is the way I serve Hashem
and so I write
so I can be true
and be ME.
MemberDecember 28, 2020 at 2:59 am
Wow, wow, wow! I’m blown away for words, Sarah!
This poem is so eloquently written and shows just how much strength and resilience you have! Keep being the amazing YOU that you are!
MemberDecember 28, 2020 at 3:06 am
Thank you @PassionforWriting! I’m new to Masterpiece. I finally worked up the courage to post this, and your feedback means so much to me.
MemberDecember 28, 2020 at 6:20 am
Oh, my pleasure, Sarah! 🙂
Can’t wait to see more of your posts!
MemberDecember 28, 2020 at 9:28 am
What a soul-stirring, heartfelt poem, Sarah! Beautifully written. Your emunah and courage shine through your words!
And welcome to Masterpiece! Looking forward to seeing more of your talent.
AdministratorDecember 28, 2020 at 12:42 pm
Sarah, your poem goes beyond incredible talent; it reveals unbelievable strength and processing your thoughts and feelings in the face of great challenge. Thank you for giving us the gift of your piece today. I am so touched by it. Please share more with us on whatever topic you choose. And, of course, welcome to Masterpiece! So happy you’re here! 🙂
MemberDecember 28, 2020 at 3:59 pm
Sarah, your strength and acceptance are remarkable and so obvious in your writing. Beautiful poem.
MemberDecember 29, 2020 at 5:02 am
This is startling in strength. It belies all the beauty, break and coming together that one can hope to anticipate in a poem. It is heartbreaking and hopeful. It demands to be read. I’m so happy you have the space to express yourself. I throughly enjoyed this poem.
MemberDecember 29, 2020 at 4:24 pm
Wow, Sarah. I’m amazed at how you so poignantly illustrate your challenge and courage in rhyme… This is a gorgeous piece of self-expression. Hashem should bentsch you with ever-increasing strength as you continue to serve Him with your unique circumstances and self.
MemberDecember 29, 2020 at 5:45 pm
Thank you fellow Masterpiece writers for your feedback. I was truly touched by your responses!
MemberDecember 30, 2020 at 4:25 am
Wow! Firstly, welcome to Masterpiece Sarah! Secondly, that writing was beautiful! So eloquently written, a true masterpiece!
MemberJanuary 3, 2021 at 3:33 am
Wow, Sarah, I can’t believe you have enough Menuchas HaNefesh to express yourself so clearly, considering that you take care of three people with autism! Hashem should give you Koach to persevere
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