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If Only…

LEONIE BAPTISTE

An entry in The Crocodile Prize
Kina Securities Award forPoetry

That morning she was suddenly sick
He was gone without a kick

She was down and had this frown
He just left and went into town

For months she was growing
He did not see that she was glowing

She would visit the clinic for months
He would not bother, he would go to lunch

She owed up and said it was him
He denied but his face was dim

She wanted his support
He did not want to give in to the rapport

It was time for their baby to come
She wanted him to succumb

He had other priorities that day
She was utterly in dismay

He had it at the back of his mind
And quickly rushed to the hospital but he had been blind

For all along she wanted his love
He did not care as he soared above

They both had gone that day
The doctors said she was delayed

If only he had shown her love
She and the little one would not be in heaven above

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Francis S Nii

Like the rhyme ... good one Leonie, but sad too. Only if he cared, they would not have departed so young so early. Keep up.

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