Home    |    Chicago Poems - Table of Contents      Biography      Book Store
Custom Search


 
A mother's struggle with meth addiction and recovery by Kimberly Wollenburg

 

MAG

I WISH to God I never saw you, Mag.
I wish you never quit your job and came along with me.
I wish we never bought a license and a white dress
For you to get married in the day we ran off to a minister
And told him we would love each other and take care of
     each other
Always and always long as the sun and the rain lasts anywhere.
Yes, I'm wishing now you lived somewhere away from here
And I was a bum on the bumpers a thousand miles away
     dead broke.
          I wish the kids had never come
          And rent and coal and clothes to pay for
          And a grocery man calling for cash,
          Every day cash for beans and prunes.
          I wish to God I never saw you, Mag.
          I wish to God the kids had never come.

 

copyright© 1998   Andyy Barr Productions   -  All rights reserved
Carl Sandburg  Chicago Poems - Online Since Sept 1998
More Websites by Andyy Barr Productions

Idaho Artists On The Web   -   Game Room 2000   -   Play Free Online Games    -    Carl Sandburg's Chicago Poems