Poem from Diane Valentine



A Child's Lament


I’m the reason

You married

I’m the reason

You’re unhappy

I’m the reason

You are battered

I’m the reason

You’re afraid.

I’m the reason

You’re alone

I’m the reason

I’m the reason

You’re so sad.

I’m so sorry.




About Diane Valentine

Diane Valentine attends a critique group at AllWriters’ Workplace and Workshop with internationally known author and teacher, Kathie Giorgio. Diane’s work appears in Front Range Review, Crab Fat Magazine, Birds Piled Loosely, No Extra Words (podcast), Boston Literary Magazine, Edify Fiction, and The Shine Journal. Her novels are Family Secrets August, 2014.Daring to Soar, July, 2015.

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