Asking Bella


From where did you come,
and where did you go
before you came here to me?
What happened to make you fear
crates and loud noises and the prospect of
being left alone?

Who put you in a cell
with bars and bare cement floors
and people parading by to stare?
How did you choose me
to be the one you would enchant
with your soulful chocolate eyes?

When will I have done enough to thank you
for the privilege of walking this path
with you?

I can imagine answers to my questions,
but I will never truly know.
Of course, some questions have no answers,
and that’s okay. What matters is that
you are the answer to me, and
I am the answer to you.

For Emily and Bella

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #37: Story

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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13 Responses to Asking Bella

  1. V.J. Knutson says:

    Such a heart wrenching story with a blessed ending. Thanks for joining in.

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  2. “What matters is that
    you are the answer to me, and
    I am the answer to you.” What a beautiful thought and a great last line! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Peggy Lemmer says:

    This could be “Asking Zoey”. You have captured my emotions I suspect with your own. You have so much talent. Hope you are feeling better. My cold took forever to get rid of. I also hope Bella and Chules helped in their own ways.

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    • Maggie C says:

      I think I’m finally starting to improve. Made it through the night without any coughing bouts. Had a bit more energy today. Chuly and Bella are keeping me and each other company, so that is good.


  4. ❤ ❤ ❤ She chose so right.

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  6. canwan26 says:

    Beautiful! And so touching and true.

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