Knock knock, mommy. Can't you hear me? I'm inside, waiting to come out to play. But will you let me? You talked to the lady, didn't you? The lady that said you had a choice. So now you want to make sure I don't ever get to come out. Do you really not want me to see the sun? Do you really not want me to play with the other boys and girls? Are you wanting to protect me from the terrors of the world? Are you wanting to keep me sheltered? It's OK, mommy. I'll be OK. You can let me stay, and when I'm ready, I'll come. I want to play. I want to run. I want to sing and dance. I want to make friends, and grow up to be just like you.
Don't you want that for me, mommy? Don't you want me to experience the wonders of the world? Don't you want me to hear the sounds of the chirping birds, to taste the succulent flavors of food, to see the mountains, sea, and sky? Don't you want me to feel your touch and to smell the flowers? Will you rob me of the joys that are waiting for me out there?
Only a few more hours, mommy. You have to decide soon. Do you want me to play? Do you want me to sing? Do you want me to dance? Or do you want me to never see the world?
Knock knock, mommy. Can't you hear me crying? I'm crying because I want to see you. I'm crying because I want to see the world.
Only a few more minutes, mommy. Are they telling you that it will be OK? That you won't regret it?
Knock knock, mommy. Can't you hear me calling? I'm calling for you, mommy. But will you hear me? Will you hear my little voice?
What is that noise, mommy? Why did it get cold? What is it mommy? Are they talking you through it? Or are you sleeping? Do you even know what is going on?
Do you know that I am very cold? Can you bring me a blanket, mommy? Can you come to me and wrap your arms around me? Can you tell me everything will be alright?
Knock knock, mommy. Can't you hear me screaming?
Knock knock, mommy. Don't you know that it hurts?
Knock knock, mommy. Don't you know that I'm a child?
Knock knock, mommy. Why aren't you stopping them! Make it warm, mommy! Comfort me, mommy!
Will you remember me? Did you pick out a name for me? Did you even know that I was a boy? Did you know that I would have become the best hockey player? Did you know that I would have married a beautiful girl? Did you know that despite you giving me to a different family, I still would have loved you? Did you know that I would have come and found you and told you how much I loved you?
No, you didn't know. How could you know? I've only been here for 2 months. Will you wish you would have known me?
Will you regret it? Do you regret it? Or will I just be a memory shoved into the back of your brain?
I see you crying mommy. It's your turn to cry. It's your turn to scream.
It's too late now, mommy. I'm gone. You've robbed me of the wonders of the world.
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