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Smallest of Thieves

Poetry By: Stephie Ann Gardner
Poetry


Smallest of Thieves...


Submitted:Jun 18, 2013    Reads: 4    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


Innocent curious blue eyes look up at me from a tiny scrunched up face

So small, so fragile, so new to this harsh unforgiving world

Sometimes life throws at you more than you are ready for

Sometimes you have to decide what is best for more than yourself

And when you're 16 it's hard to see past your own wants and desires

I never planned for this to happen

But as I sat full of anxiety waiting for that judgment

The pink minus of freedom or that pink plus of adulthood

I started scrutinizing all of my life choices

I thought I knew what I was going to do

I had it all planned out to give you a better life than I could give

But now that you are here

Now that I hold you in my arms, gaze into your face, and feel your little heartbeat

I'm even more confused about my decisions now than before

My heart is ripping in two different directions

I know what would be best for you

But I'm selfishly hanging on to my own fears

I wish I had more time

I wish I had more strength

How can I just give a piece of my heart away

When I didn't even know it could be stolen so easily

By the smallest of thieves





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