I woke today
to discover how I had been fooled,
three decades of my life,
lost in an afterthought.
Though inside those years
beautiful moments occurred,
in two children,
two wonderful human beings,
my life would be senseless.
Today, I am still coming to terms,
having lived a life
so many wonders I could not have,
Today, I am finding strength
in knowing I haven’t lost these years,
only gained a deeper understanding,
we may not be standing
next to our soulmate for decades.
exists elsewhere within our reach.