By: Emma O’Connor
“I Love You Too” is for my father who ended his life in the Spring of 2018. This sonnet is written in the Shakespearean style; iambic pentameter and rhyming structure. Some of the feelings I have felt throughout the years are reflected in this sonnet.
What could I have said to have made you stay?
“The lawn’s not cut and I don’t know how,” or
Maybe “I love you too” and not just “okay.”
Would it have helped if I had just been more?
Why would you go and leave me all alone?
Did you think of your parents or your wife?
You chose your last words; said over the phone.
How are we supposed to go on with life?
I think of you in Spring, and then in Fall.
I see you in starlight; that haunting shine.
I think as I sob at least, after all,
I have your eyes, the ones which last chose mine.
I hope where you are is all that you dreamed.
Now I know things are not what they once seemed.