Monthly Archive: April 2013

Poem: “Self-Portrait with Birthdays”

“Self-Portrait with Birthdays”

by Teresa Edmond

As each year goes by,

I wonder

Did I do much with my life?

I graduated from college

Magna cum laude,

written a poetry book,

Raised a child,

have written three unpublished novels,

Been through two abusive relationships

And spent a week and a half in a hospital.

My birthday is August 27

And I wonder,

“Is this all I have to my existence, to say that I’ve

Ached through a lot and achieved a lot?”

Should I have be

A rock star


A reality TV star


A rich witch?

Should I have been a


Or a somebody else?


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