Janice Karp

Rookie (Syosset, NY)

Only With Love - Poem by Janice Karp

For a over a year we were a permanent fixture, a blank canvas before you paint a picture.
Barely enough determination to wake, because there was nothing at stake. A sadness so deep, we just wanted to sleep. Nothing to plan, nor to navigate, led to a hopeless state.
Minutes felt like an eternity, days felt like years….I couldn't stop the tears….
It must have been God who gave us the tiniest of fight, so that we could see just a little light. We held on by fingertip, not enough strength for an entire grip.
There was no pride, we would rather hide, but we had to look into the other's eyes, & there were no lies. So we set out to face our truth, hand in hand, to help the other stand.
It hasn't been easy but we found gratefulness in every day, which gave us a reason to stay.
Life is a test, and you have to do your best. You must have faith in the above, but most importantly you must have LOVE!

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

August 14th, is my 14 year anniversary with my significant other. We went through some really really tough times when the economy took a hit! Each day was a struggle to have hope for tomorrow. We are slowly moving forward, & are thankful for eachother, & our health. I don't think we could have gotten through without the love we have for one another.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 13, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 14, 2012


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