Jan 29

How Can I Become

When someone loves you the way Don loved me, the way I loved Don, they see a part of you that you didn’t even know existed until you see yourself through their eyes. That is the way real love works. You can see yourself differently in the mirror because the person holding the mirror is doing so with love in their heart and shining back at you are all the wonderful parts of yourself you never even knew were there. I know this is true for more than just Don and I. I can see it in my best friends who just got engaged, they shine back on each other a light that makes the other person glow in a way they never knew how. I see it in my son’s and their girlfriends, they reflect back only the best parts of their personalities and the flaws that we all have are diminished like an airbrushed magazine photo.

I wrote this poem about how Don looked at me but it is for anyone who has lost their greatest cheerleader , their champion in life, the person who believed in them the most.

How do I become the person you saw

How do I become that person who you believed in

Without you here to believe in me

How do I become the person you saw

How do I do the things you believed I could do

Without you here to help me do them

How do I become the person you saw

How do I achieve the things you told me I could

Without you here to remind me that I can

How do I become the person you saw

How do I grow and learn and stand tall

Without you here to teach me

How do I become the person you saw

Without you here to see me

How do I become me

Without you



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    • Frank M. D'Ambrosio on January 29, 2015 at 5:11 pm
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    Sad, but beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    • Rajadhas Rajamony on March 5, 2016 at 3:00 am
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    I tried to translate it Tamil, but not succeeded. soulful

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