BY AURORA WINTERS POETIC JUSTICE

I Never Got To Rock You Or Sing You Lullabies To Sleep

BY AURORA WINTERS

I never got to hold you
or call you mine to keep
I never got to rock you
Or sing you lullabies to sleep

I never got to know you
Or play hide and seek
I never got to name you
Or remind you tears are never weak

I never got to
Love you
So wide and deep

I never got to cheer
As you crawl, walk, and leap
I never got to make you
Birthday cakes
And comb your hair soft and sleek

I never got to tell you
How strong you are
And everything within
Is yours to keep

I never got to celebrate you
Or mourn you
Or share you
Or let you go

You never got to
Suck your thumb
Smile and play the drums

You never got to
Spell your name
Or watch yourself glow
As you kiss yourself in the mirror
And year by year grow

You’re just another victim
I’m finally realizing
All you never were
And what I never got to be

I was the best with the given situation
And that’s enough for me
I ask your spirit for forgiveness and understanding
In peace I do release

All that we never could be
And respect all that we were
In those precious and private moments
For the very small
Treasure of time
I knew you were mine


Photo by Luis Galvez on Unsplash

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Aurora Winters

Aurora is a believer in story sharing as the binding source for humanity. She encourages connection to self and others through work and play. Aurora is a poet, writer, yoga instructor, trauma yoga facilitator, photographer, reiki practitioner, speaker, and dog mom. She has spent many years healing. Aurora wants to guide, support, and encourage others through their own healing. Stories can be told with our words and our bodies. All creation is art. She is a survivor of childhood sexual violence, her relationship with yoga gave her the resources to resurrect her primal biological blueprint for healing and trusting her body. She is always in process, advocating for others, and creating a non-profit project Origami Soul. You can connect with her on Instagram @origami.soul and by email at aur.winters@gmail.com on Facebook or on her website.

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