September 16, 2019 by Marguerite Ashton
This was a poem that I wrote for Olivia in my book, Burned Bridges. It was important for me to get what Olivia was thinking on paper. She was hurting and suffering inside. I had to think of a way for her to convey those feelings in a healthy way.
In all the tragedy, you gave me a miracle.
There was nothing I wouldn’t do to keep her safe
And time’s cruel hands have swept away –
My innocence is more than you’ve ever dreamed.
My innocence takes on life and other means.
No, it’s not for you to decide how much to make me cry
I know it’s a game to you, but it caused me so much pain.
And so today I pay
For my head and heart,
The time has come. I can wait no longer
Or my miracle will endure more hate.
And I wonder if I’ll ever be loved
Oh, I wonder if I’ve ever been…