I Wish You Love

Goodbye, no use leading with our chins, this is where our story ends, Never lovers ever friends Goodbye, let our hearts call it a day, but before you walk away I sincerely want to say: Thanks for the rain drops you sent on my skin And for the sunlight you shone my way If ever…

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Goodbye, no use leading with our chins, this is where our story ends,
Never lovers ever friends
Goodbye, let our hearts call it a day, but before you walk away
I sincerely want to say:

Thanks for the rain drops you sent on my skin
And for the sunlight you shone my way
If ever you run out of luck
Remember the days we had to share.

I hope your summer lasts for ever
And hope your wishes come at last
I hope you soar, I hope you fly
And if you’re ever feeling down, let our memories light your mind.

I know we thought that we’d last
To love forever and raise our kids
I know our home had its gardens, and the flowers did bloom brightly
I hope you see that this was real.

Friends we were, lovers to be
But our genes, together disagreed
We prayed for miracles, and if they may
Change our genotype to A and A.

I know it’s hard, I know you’ll cry
You know I’ll stay and stretch my hands
This was meant to be, but now we choose to go
I wish you love. I wish you love.

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  1. Exclusive
    I can imagine how hard it is, but it’s a bandage that is better yanked off at once. That much, they owe themselves and the beauty they bring to each other’s lives.

    I know a couple where the husband forged his genotype result because he didn’t want to lose his then fiancée. They got married.

    Many years later, two beautiful SS children, one AS, many fraught nights and hospital visits, the husband has another wife tucked somewhere. Of course, with healthy children. The slug.

    The wife? She looks older than she should, and her eyes tell stories I’d rather she had no idea of.

    Love alone is not enough, unless of course adoption is an option that is up there.

    Those kids deserve better, and so do you.

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  2. OddMrB Post author
    That’s very cruel of the man though, it was he who forged it and look now he’s gone to pick a side-wife and have side-children. People, if ever deciding to go through things like this (which I strongly do not advise) should better go in open-eyed, You can’t have someone trick you into thinking you’re both in it for better or worse and then the selfish person is really only half way with you.
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  3. Jagz
    It’s a possibility that an AS couple can have all children not affected by the disease.

    It involves IVF with pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and probably a lot of money.

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      1. OddMrB Post author
        A valid point you’ve raised. But asides the fact that not everyone is pro choice, if the couple goes ahead with abortion, the wife might carry a burden of frustration knowing that the child she carries might not make it to term, the man might also feel a kind of guilt from what he’s let her “suffer”. This abortion one is tough all through sha
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      2. Jagz
        Most prenatal tests are safest around t end of the first trimester not usually as early as four weeks.

        Besides the risks of the testing, by that time the mothers have formed an attachment to the fetus, making the choice of termination more unlikely

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  4. Junehill
    Its so sad to see two people who love each other but cant be together..well what can i say…miracles do happen for with God nothing shall be impossible..Love never fails..
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  5. Butterflymind
    I love this 🙂

    Always best to know your friends and potential love interests early, so you can shield yourself from unnecessary heart break and drama.

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  6. Morris
    I really enjoyed this, it touched me. I’d have preferred if the ‘reasons they had to part’ wasn’t specified tho. So many reasons!!!

    On the topic tho, the information is so critical, you should know on your first day of getting to know each other. I don’t believe anyone still goes into a relationship without asking. But ofcourse, from comment, you can be lied to.

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    1. OddMrB Post author
      Very true @morris.

      Although I personally see poetry pieces as templates that open up for different interpretations and viewpoints, but I guess without the specific reason, this could been another one where a guy just drops “stories that touch” for a lady because he’s found someone else or is tired and wants to move along. Also the theme of the piece is the main “subject” with the rest of the body are just mere “objects”.

      I am glad you liked it and it touched you.

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  7. Gold
    This is very very dear to my heart!
    Just gonna leave it at that! Thanks for being a breath of fresh air truly to the TNC crew.
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  8. ajischolo
    I’m so happy reading this article. Not because of the saddening conclusion, but solely because of the awareness it’s bringing. Indeed love is not enough. I’ve been there and have deep scars to show for it.
    My advice to faithful readers… Don’t bring in children to this world to suffer the consequences of your blindfolded ‘game of love’…we’re much wiser than that.

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    1. OddMrB Post author
      Hello thank you for reading this piece and very sorry to learn of your scars. My sincere hope is that everyone reading this piece who’s facing such a decision will pause to carefully consider the life of the future children before making a choice. In the meantime though, I’m sending warmth and prayers to you and yours. Be safe
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