Endless sky with the sun on the horizon,
drifting in the middle of the sea,
nothing in sight but thoughts, and a raft that only belongs to me.
As the waves swift by with a light, calm breeze,
thoughts come to mind in these endless deep blue waters.
I can feel the crushing pain when my mind is away from my daughter.
Continuous thoughts of sadness and tears have only taken over;
some days I feel useless, like I am trapped with no key in a coffer.
Lingering days tend to bring more anxiety,
an overwhelming, misguided sense of direction,
but all I can do is stare at myself and ask why me to an empty reflection.
Better days are ahead; I know they are, I just know you will see!
Another episode will cause me sadness; maybe this was meant to be.
Time for a new beginning with my husband, family, and friends
cheerful and full of life,
praising each day with gratitude and thankful I became his wife.
Sunlight beaming on my newly found face afloat on the moving sea,
writing this poem to you in only a raft that belongs to me.

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I married the love of my life, Tony Mack Gantt Jr. I have one daughter who is fixing to be thirteen and three stepchildren. I grew up in and still reside in Hickory, NC. Writing has always been a passion of mine. While struggling with depression, writing became an even bigger part of my life. As I always tell my daughter, be more than what is expected, shoot higher than your goal, take life as a learning lesson day by day, and be someone who will be remembered, not just a memory.