About the Poem
I had a lot of emotional problems when I was a teen, around the time I was 14 or 15. I had tried suicide. I was afraid and confused.
Then, I learned that my sister was pregnant. I knew this was my way out. My whole life changed within a matter of minutes. This is what "A New Beginning" is about. That first time I saw my niece.
She changed my life. Even though at that time she didn't know me. she gave me a second chance to live again. I love her with all my heart. I can't help but cry every time I read this poem. I feel a strong love for Mikayla. For giving me something she still doesn't know about - a new beginning at life.
This poem is forever dedicated to my niece, Mikayla.
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A New Beginning
I lived day by day,
Telling myself things will get better.
My life I tried to end,
'cause life to me seemed hopeless.
A new beginning you gave me,
A second chance at life.
Dead ends kept following me,
No matter how hard I tried.
Every time I tried to die
That unborn picture came to mind.
Seeing you suck your tiny thumb,
Seeing you yawn in my sister's womb,
Made me realize I need to live.
I cried in fear, "What should I do?"
That picture came to mind,
That picture of you.
A new beginning you gave to me,
Now you are here.
You let me taste the life,
The life I tried so hard to end.
Now I share my breath with you,
And hold dear to the memories we've shared,
And will continue sharing in the times ahead.
I thank you now for giving me
A new beginning - a better life.