“S” is for SOMEWHERE, SOMEONE

SI received an email from my birth father yesterday, who didn’t even know of my existence until five months ago, when I popped into his life and yodeled, “Surprise! You have another daughter!”

This man is special and, even though we just found each other (and have yet to meet face-to-face), our bond is unbreakable.

I’ve been overly consumed with my writing lately and my communications have become slim. Even so, he loves me with the same unconditional affection of a father who has known me since my first breath.

With his permission, I’m posting the email he sent to me yesterday, simply because it is a beautiful reminder of who he is and how he loves.

I’m thankful for you, Pops.

Thankful for my blessings ….

Message From Pops:

_____

Our conversation and messaging has slowed to a dribble, as it has with my entire family. The cause is therefore and obviously my neglect. The resultant, everyone gets a poem.  The one I chose for you Shawny Lou is written by Tyler Knott Gregson, a contemporary writer of poems that rhyme and some that don’t. So, my sweet child of words, enjoy another’s for a moment; with every phrase try NOT to think, my Pops loves me….but I do.

Somewhere, Someone

Somewhere

someone

thinks they love

someone else

exactly like

I

love you.

Somewhere

someone shakes

from the ripple

of a thousand butterflies

inside a

single stomach.

Somewhere

someone

is packing their

bags

to see the world

with someone

else.

Somewhere

someone

is reaching through

the most

terrifying few

feet of space

to hold the

hand

of someone

else.

Somewhere

someone

is watching

someone else’s

chest

rise and fall

with the

breath

of slumber.

Somewhere

someone

is pouring

ink like blood

onto pages

fighting

to say the truth

that has

no words.

Somewhere

someone

is waiting

patient

but exhausted

to just

be

with someone

else.

Somewhere

someone

is opening

their eyes

to a sunrise

in someplace

they have never

seen.

Somewhere

someone

is pulling out

the petals

twisting the

apple stem

picking up

the heads up penny

rubbing the

rabbits foot

knocking on

wood

throwing

coins into

fountains

hunting for

the only clover

with only 4 leaves

skipping over

the cracks

snapping the

wishbone

crossing their

fingers

blowing out

the candles

sending dandelion

seeds into the

air

ushering eyelashes

off their thumbs

finding the first

star

and waiting for

11:11 on

their clock

to spend their

wishes

on someone

else.

Somewhere

someone

is saying

goodbye

but somewhere

someone else

is saying

hello.

Somewhere

someone

is sharing their first

or their last

kiss

with their

or no longer their

someone

else.

Somewhere

someone

is wondering

if how they feel

is how the other

they

feels about them

and if both theys

could ever become

a they

together.

Somewhere

someone

is the decoder ring

to all of

the great mysteries

of life

for someone

else.

Somewhere

someone

is the treasure map.

Somewhere

someone

thinks they love

someone else

exactly like

I love you.

Somewhere

someone

is wrong.

-Tyler Knott Gregson-

31 January 2011

 

I love you, Pops. ❤

 Someday

Somewhere

We will meet in person

My handsome birth father and lovely sister

My handsome birth father and lovely sister

 Love, Lou 

 

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