Oustine Hao

A Cursed Blessing - Poem by Oustine Hao

She came to this world
one lovely day
The wind danced and twirled
Even the sun came out to play

She grew
With a family by her side
They were stuck together like glue
But then one day, they all died

What did she have remaining?
After the Holocaust took them away
Her heart was flooded from the nonstop raining
Left alone like a stray

*She found a new life for her
In a place called America*

Her children were silent
Yet fine all the same
Her life was violent
But who else was there to blame?

*One day, a skii trip came
And she broke her leg*

*She lost her license
And was left at home alone more often*

Life is never fair
But it has a few rewards
Children and grandkids with a flare
Living life so others can too

It's hard
It's tough
Your soul has been scarred
I know it's been enough

*But there was more...*

You have lived a long time
With more pain in it than mine
I swear it's a crime
That you had to go through it all

Then you were given alzheimer's disease

And your memory was erased

You can't remember anything I said a second ago

Or who I am

But at least the bad in your life is hidden from your sight

It's good, it's bad
It's happiness, it's sad

I don't know if it's a blessing or a curse...

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 26, 2010

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