Since You Taught Me


I can stand on my own
keep my balance
on my toes

I can cry through the night
ride the sorrow
on my own

Don’t believe I’m not hurt
by your choice

but I’m strong I have learned
both joy and pain
come with love

I will heal, and be loved
honor the life
we once shared


Prompt #4 of the April 2014 Writer’s Digest Poem-A-Day Challenge

“For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Since (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Since the Last Time I Smoked,” “Since You Said Please,” and “Since When.””

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