Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The worst case scenario

*I've been drafting this poem in my head for a couple of months now. Afraid to share it as I'm far from a poet. But today it seems fitting. 

No one wants to be her: the worst case scenario
The sadness in her eyes is telling
An undesired outcome
A dream that was lost along the way

No one wants to imagine the life she leads
This worst case scenario
Grief a familiar shroud;
Myths and misconceptions surround
Assumptions of a regret for an unobtained goal

But if you ask her, this worst case scenario
About her journey along the way
If you listen carefully to the words that she'll say
Though she'll tell you of loss
The sharp pain felt so dear
She'll, too, tell you for the joy she's felt
The battles won
The moments and lessons that have shaped her now
And who she will become

Because the greatest stories all involve
A worst case scenario
It's just that it marks a new beginning
Not a permanent end


  1. Oh, but you are a poet. As Jess says, so fitting for our times. Yet also, timeless, especially here in the infertility community.

  2. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  3. have I told you lately how much I love you....truly....this is beautiful....

  4. As one of those "worst case scenarios" ;) thank you for this. <3


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