I Choose Life

I Choose Life short poem

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Gasped for air as if suffocating,
Not that breathing was strenuous, 
or I suffering disease,

From responsibility I carried.
With lips many profess to love me.

Yet blinded to how I was affected.
They explained: it was for me, if I got over it.

The one I loved walked away.
One I despised stayed with for a life time.

All these backwards actions caused my reaction.
I caught my breath.

Threw from my mind my regrets
and many wavering emotions
though tumultuous than any ocean.
I wanted to live and breathe easier.

This poem is part of the Poetry Book The Cry of our Children

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A Registered nurse, wife, mother, poetic writer and United Way volunteer.Born in Belize, migrated to New York at age eighteen. After studying nursing, worked as an emergency room until starting a family.Having both natural and chosen children, it was the emotional struggles of the chosen ones that gave birth to many of her poems.Ruthieg believes that when all is forgotten or ignored, expressive words linger or get heard. That it is important for the hurt and wounded to have a voice, for that purpose, many of my poems were written.
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