One Day at a Time

My husband is on military duty and after 7 months of his being gone and my being alone I find myself just surviving from day to day.  I miss my best friend, I miss adult conversation, I miss intimacy, I miss my husband and as a result I have been down a bit.  Today’s post is the result.

I smile so the pain doesn’t show

I laugh a little so no one knows


No one notices as I tiptoe through the day

I keep thoughts to myself as not to say


My best friend is absent from my side

Awake till sleep, alone for the ride


Need my love to share my day 

Need him home right away

Breathe, Breathe, Breathe until he comes


proxyDuring the month of March 2016, I will be completing a daily blog as part of the Slice of Life Story Challenge! More Slice of Life posts from Day 13 can be found on Two Writing Teachers.

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4 thoughts on “One Day at a Time

  1. Your poem is just beautiful! I can’t imagine how difficult it must be while your husband is away. I hope both you and he know how much I appreciate the sacrifices you both are making for our country!

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  2. Oh I feel your ache. I’m an Army brat and my sister’s husband is active duty–and he’s gone a LOT. It’s so hard, and I can’t pretend to totally understand, but it’s hard to do it all yourself, especially around people who don’t “get it.” Sending prayers to you, mama.

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  3. I can feel the emotion in your poem. It can’t be easy especially trying to smile through the pain! I hope that writing can be therapeutic and we can be the empathetic audience through your tough times.

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