Her Place

The first time I saw her
hurt, the way she
stood lost with fear,
it was I who had a part
in all her tears.
Now I stand in her place
and wish I could take it back.

@ donetta sifford
Written for:  Trifextra Week 100

12 responses

  1. Whoa! Such intensity and power in these soft, simple words. At first I, too, thought you were writing about your daughter. When I read it again after your explanation to Janna, it took on a whole new feel for me. Either way, this was wonderfully written and stays with the reader. Well done!

  2. I agree with Draug. This is powerful, Donetta. All the different points of view become clearer (hopefully) with time and experience. Of course, the pain of regret is pointed, but as we take responsibility for our actions, sometimes I think too we need to give ourselves a bit of a break. Really well done to make us all think so much! :))

  3. Powerful work.

  4. Thank you for stopping by. It was actually about another woman losing her man to me, and then years later me realizing with much regret how she must have felt. Ah, what age teaches us.

  5. I guess it exist……….. you used it. lol. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Thank you. I'm glad you can tell there's regret here.

  7. Lots of loss, sorrow and regret throughout. Regally sad, if such a term exists, :).

  8. The regret here is palpable. Nicely done.

  9. beautiful

    This felt like a lot more than 38 words

  10. When I first read this, I thought it was a mother/child relationship. When I read it again, it seemed like it could be a friendship where there was a falling out. Nice writing!

  11. Oh, this is just lovely. Thanks for linking up.

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