Future Unknown

by Brenda   Sep 27, 2020


Will the future
be fair to you
my sweet grandsons?
Will it grant
you a life
with little pain?
Will it show
you Grace and perseverance
if the road
becomes rocky?
If the days
become dark?
Life has a way
of throwing us curveballs
a time and again-
We wonder why
we question life-
Why us?
Bad luck of the draw
mutated genes
crossing generations
random hits and misses...
"Don't borrow trouble"
they always say-
Can't help the worry
can't help the sadness
in my heart
knowing the pain and guilt
my girls
are feeling...
These boys, their babies
made in love,
carried in their bodies,
pushed out into the world
with both pain and joy
the future
a blank slate
of possibilities...
Now everything is unknown -
Every MRI, every blood draw,
hold your breath
waiting on results...
Every growing pain,
every stumble and learning issue
could be this disease
rearing its ugly head,
letting us all know
it's there, simmering under the surface
waiting to hit hard.
I say my prayers,
asking for forgiveness,
asking for time to be granted
before this disease
strikes hot.
To spare these beautiful boys
to spare my daughters
a life of pain and sorrow...
It's all I can do
attempting to control
a situation
that has no rules
its outcome unknown
no-one wins at this,
no-one walks away....

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  • 2 weeks ago

    by Michael

    So much truth Miss Brenda, taken from your heart and wonderfully penned. M :) x

    • 2 days ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much Michael-

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Ben Pickard

    A fully deserved win, Brenda. Great to see the poem and you on the front page!

    • 2 days ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you Ben!

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Rania Moallem

    Brenda. I am glad to see this on the front. As much as personal..this poem should be read by others too. So many could relate. So much compassion and love and emotions in your words.

    <3 all the best

    • 2 days ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much Rania! I hope one day we won't have to worry about this awful disease.

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Daniel

    Such passion and feeling in these words Brenda. A deserved win. 'no-one wins at this,
    no-one walks away...' too true.

    • 2 weeks ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much Daniel...

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Randy East

    Beautiful!
    Prayers go out. XOXO

    • 2 weeks ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much! I appreciate you!

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