365 Snap Shots of Life: Day 227

I ‘m back! I took some days off to rest after a family ordeal. All’s well that ends well I say ๐Ÿ™‚ Where is my book?? That’s what I’d like to know ๐Ÿ™‚ Seriously, the last stage seems the longest and the hardest of anything including the publishing of a book. So here is another preview of Salsa! the Taste of Life. This poem I edited out of the book and I hope you enjoy it. Smile and keep smiling because it makes your enemies nuts!

The Five Wโ€™s

Everyone has asked,

What are you?

What can you do for me?

Who are you?

Why are you that way?

Where did you come from?

When are you leaving?

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Then you came along,

You didnโ€™t assault me

With all manner of intrusive questions.

You said, โ€œEres mi hija. You are my daughter.โ€

Thatโ€™s all I want from you,

Donโ€™t matter who you are,

Youโ€™re one of mine now,

I love youโ€ฆ

Just the way you are.

I know where you came from,

A place of sorrow, torment and pain.

I know so

Because I too have been there before:

Familiar with peace of mind,

Also aware of what it is

To feel like youโ€™re going insane.

I know who you are,

Youโ€™re one of mine now;

Doesnโ€™t matter who, what, when, where why or how.

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Thank you for taking me in,

For not bothering me with the five Wโ€™s,

For being what I need,

For giving me what I crave:

A feeling of belonging.

Though Iโ€™ve buried many things in a grave,

You are heaven sent,

To help me heal, find and restore.

Iโ€™ll never ask you

For anything more,

โ€˜cause what you do

Is a perfect gift

From heaven above.

Te amo! Te quiero! Te adoro!

Thank you, siempre, for your unconditional love.

-EVA SANTIAGO copyright 2012

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