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2016 WORDS UNLOCKED FINALIST: I Wonder…

Poem: I Wonder…

School/Facility: Granite YESS
Teaching Artist: Bonnie Shaw
Poet: A.T.

POEM TITLE: I Wonder…

I wonder – Why you were never there?

Why you didn’t stay?

Instead you went away.

I looked for love of any kind,

But there was nothing that I could find.

 

I ponder things

Every day and every night.

I wonder – What you, My Father, look like?

Black hair or brown?

Are you tall or short?

Are you outgoing and loud

Or quiet and subdued?

 

I imagine you tall and mighty.

Or do you struggle with confidence like me?

I imagine you searching for your destiny.

Or do you already know who you are?

 

When I think about you,

I can’t help but smile.

I see you helping people, painting and building

Houses for homeless families, children who

Used to run on the street,

With nowhere to call home.

 

Maybe one day we will meet

And discover we are both looking into the same brown eyes,

The same eyes long filled with pain,

Now eyes of joy and union.

And we may have things to gain.

 

I am grateful for the life you gave me.

I hope that the things I dream are true,

Maybe one day I will be just like you.