Tuesday, February 23, 2010

ok fine, Elizabeth Davis

ok fine
by Elizabeth Davis

ok fine.
i'll get up,
but i won't get dressed.

ok fine.
i'll get dressed,
but i'm not going anywhere.

ok fine.
i'll go outside,
and feel the sunshine on my face,
but she would have loved this too,
so it only makes me long for what might have been.

ok fine.
i'll smile,
but i won't laugh.

ok fine.
i'll laugh,
but it's not like it used to be.

ok fine.
tell me all about God and Heaven,
but your personal beliefs mean nothing to me,
as mine probably mean nothing to you.

ok fine.
i'll have more children,
but they won't be her.

ok fine.
i'll wait for the day where it won't hurt as bad.
will you wait with me?




about the piece
ok fine was originally published on Elizabeth’s blog Safe in this House .

about the poet.
By night, Elizabeth Davis is a pediatric registered nurse. By day, she is relearning how to breathe after the death of her daughter Kathlyn. Elizabeth maintains the blogs Safe in This House and Letters to my Daughter.


  1. such truth! simple, concise, and truthful!

  2. Great piece, Beth. And very easy for me to relate to. In fact I'm sure most of us can relate to this.

  3. The emotions are so raw and true. I love this poem!

    Kat @ In Dylan's Memory

  4. "How are you?"; "Fine"
    So many conversations were expected to go like that!

    I once heard that fine stood for "feeling insecure, neurotic and emotional"

    I love the poem, simple truths powerfully combined

  5. Wonderful and honest poem. So, so true and telling.

  6. Thank you everyone for your comments.. I'm glad it was easy to relate to, as most of the art on this site seems to be for all of us.

    Love that acronym for "fine" !


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