Poetry that Touches: ‘I Never Counted on That’

Never factoring in

the lives that would be lost in war and accidents.

Never factoring in

the disappointments, illnesses and divorces.

Never factoring in

that forever was often never in the plan.

I came for

the learning, listening and loving.

There had to be

all the other things along the way

to polish the diamond I would become under pressure.

There needed to be in my case,

the addictions, the abuses, the manipulations, the lies.

Had I not been planted in those circumstances

I would have not had the opportunities

(more at greatpoetrymhf)

5 Responses to “Poetry that Touches: ‘I Never Counted on That’”

  1. July 20, 2012 at 17:16

    nice post …we would love for you to write a poem for our challenge , just follow this link we have challenges one a week ..Thanks Tim http://anexerciseindiscipline.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/20-lines-or-less-weekly-writing-challenge/

  2. May 6, 2012 at 20:19

    Reblogged this on Greatpoetrymhf’s Weblog and commented:
    a very kind reblog of I never counted on that

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