Jennifer Ottinger

Rookie (8/10/94 / St. Paul)

Can You - Poem by Jennifer Ottinger

Can you protect me
From prying hands?
Can you pick me up
When I fall down?
Can you shield me
From hurtful words?
Is it took much to ask,
Can you hug me?
Can you listen
When I need to talk?
Can you accept me
For how I am?
Even with scars?
Can you assure me
That you’ll always be there?
Can you love me no matter what?
Even with a dysfunctional family?
Not living in perfect conditions?
Looking like hell every day?
Tearstains on my cheeks?
Bruises all over me?
Broken with missing pieces?
Can you still love me?

Comments about Can You by Jennifer Ottinger

  • (10/9/2010 11:55:00 AM)

    Nice questions...Wisdom manifesting itself through you, my friend, deep and excellent write! (Report)Reply

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  • (11/27/2009 5:31:00 PM)

    like it... a lot. sounds like a conversation i've *felt* with my guardian angel... it's real. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 13, 2009

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