A Wish For Teresa

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
I wrote this poem on my daughter's angelversary. I often do write poetry about her and my feelings since her death in 1999 in a fire. In this one, I'm wishing I could go back to a time before her fire, when she was still with us, even with all the arguments we had, and frustrations with dealing with her friends and other issues.

Submitted: June 24, 2019

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Submitted: June 24, 2019



A wish for Teresa



I wish I could go back

To the way it was before

when you were still with us

and standing at our door.


Mom, can you watch my kid?

I need to study tonight.

I’ve got a big test tomorrow

and sleep she’s trying to fight.


I loved to spend time with her

she made me feel young again

she reminded me so much of you

the way you were back then.


And now, she’s all grown up

and moved so far away

how I wish I could change her mind

and bring her home to stay.


you were so proud and happy

a nurse you finally would be

you worked so hard and long

for that license you wanted to see.


the fire that took your life

was such a tragedy

I hope the scholarship we made

can help set your soul free.


please watch over your little family

your daughter is hurting deep inside

and your granddaughter is so sweet

their pain they try to hide.


we love and miss you dear

our daughter you’ll always be

 in a special place within our hearts

where your soul can forever fly free.


Dixie Barnes

c. 2017

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