Resist

Time and again

I have wished upon falling stars

closed my eyes and wished on dandelions.

I have wished at each birthday 

for the exact same thing,

a chance to stand at your side.

I fought this ride of emotion

tried to turn from the stallion

but he nuzzled my neck

until I could not say good-bye.

I hold your memory close by

a secret that I hoard

unable to share with anyone

this festering pain.

I dig deep within my chest

ripping free my shredded heart.

I resist your claim to me 

I resist the dreams you have given me.

©Jay-lyn Doerksen

November 28/17

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

I am a single hard working mom in her 40's. I have always written poetry and I love words. I live with depression and its ups downs. This is a space where I can create and write all that I need to.

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