Persona by Emily Peters

Right by her side with her little hand in mine 

Waiting, waiting, waiting for her deadline

Taking her last breaths I wish were only mine

She was so peaceful, so loving, so divine

This sweet child of mine

 

1 year has passed, sipping this wine

Thinking of her last breaths I wish were only mine 

What I could have done, could I have seen a sign? 

She was so peaceful, so loving, so divine

That sweet child of mine

 

5 years has passed, missing her is the crime

Thinking of her last breaths I wish were only mine

I can remember her head on my chest, that newborn smell was so defined

She was so peaceful, so loving, so divine

That sweet child of mine

 

10 years have passed, I'm feeling so blind

Holding her in my arms, I was on cloud nine

Thinking of her last breaths I still wish were only mine

She was so peaceful, so loving, so divine

That sweet, sweet child of mine

 

She was my everything, my own bloodline

For thirty minutes, her name was Caroline

Her button nose, her rosy cheeks I always keep in mind

She was so peaceful, so loving, so divine


Tirzah Allen