A Lady Named Ruby


called me the ‘other wife’ today.

She was being kind,

and I took it thus.

Mother of my sons,

Giver of Life,

Ruby knew her first.

She knows a family,

who lost their youngest daughter,

and this family lost

their own lives as they’d known them.

I entered this family,

became an instant Mom,

to two precious boys,

the grandsons of Ruby’s neighbor.

I’m the other wife.


9 Responses to “A Lady Named Ruby”

  1. slpmartin Says:

    Such a lovely way to express this situation…well done.

  2. Julie Says:

    Thank you, very much.

  3. You handled this very well; I can hear some sadness in your words.

  4. Julie Says:

    Thanks, Gerardine.

  5. Tasneem R Says:

    Your adorable . Being a loving wife and a caring mother is a challenge for all the mothers and wives.
    See yourself as your family sees you.

  6. Mrs. Brown, I just took a moment and read a few of your poems…I really enjoyed all of them! You have an acute ability to capture strong emotions in few words. What you’re sharing with everyone is appreciated.

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