Thursday, October 4, 2007

Shattered Dreams (My Poetry)

My Firstborn

Shattered Dreams

Nine long months of waiting
Excitement and fear
Finally the day has come
A little baby girl
Snuggled in my arms
Soft and sweet
Pink ruffles and lace
Perfection of life
In a tiny bundle
Life is a blur, going to fast
Changing diapers
Midnight feedings
Morning cuddles
I can't even now imagine
Life without this new being
Hopes and dreams
I have so many
Time flies by
Those first steps
That first tooth
First day of school
I miss her so much
Dance School Classes
Then on to Gymnastics
She's an amazing artist
Playing the Sax
I can't believe
That she's so good
Now she's a teen
But who is this person
That I thought I knew
In with the wrong crowd
Running away
Hoping she'll change
But time goes on
I don't know her at all
A life filled with lies
Deception and drugs
The children she has
Are taken away
She has no reality
In her Meth addicted world
Where is that baby
I held in my arms
Still in my heart
Hidden away
Among my hopes
And shattered dreams

Copyright October 4, 2007


  1. Hi!!!
    Very beoutiful blog!!!
    Can you teach me how to set an image like a wallpaper of the Blog?
    My eMail is
    Tanks a lot and sorry for the incorrect english...i'm italian!!!

  2. What a heatbreaking poem, Barb! I can only imagine the experiences that result in such prose! Can I hope it is just fiction???

  3. Lisa, No it's not fiction. It's what I've gone thru with my oldest daughter and am still going thru.