This is the edited version of the poem I wrote last fall for a class. I hope I've polished it some and I hope it's better for it. Please, if you feel the urge and even if you don't, leave me a note to tell me what you think. Thanks.

A Child Again

Have you ever loved?

So completely…

So…eternally?

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Have you ever lived?

Day after day,

With that love nestled deep inside your chest?

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Have your dreams ever come true?

The one destined to be yours…

Was…yours.

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I have loved…

As completely and eternally

As was ever humanly possible.

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I have lived.

Every day

Since that blessed day

With a love so profound.

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My dreams came true!

She was mine!

IS mine!

And I hers…

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We loved each other,

We lived our lives,

We saw our dreams become reality.

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Now…now I feel as though I have lost her.

We love still.

We live still.

But no longer can we dream.

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She's a child again.

Who would have imagined…

That this would happen to her.

Her…of all people.

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Nothing is the same.

Our love is a memory, forgotten.

Our lives, not our own.

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Anger is here.

Anger that never was.

Needless pain.

I cry myself to sleep.

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Before this trial,

There was so much.

There was…so much.

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She was an angel in the night.

She lived her life right.

She smiled and prayed.

She believed.

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She sang with the most beautiful voice.

She loved with all she had.

She could turn the darkest of all

Into light.

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She's a child again.

Who would have imagined…

That this would happen to her.

Her…of all people.