Hills Like White Elephants

The One I erased, never seeing your face
Continues to haunt me, to this very day.
A difficult decision, so much disgrace
For your forgiveness and compassion I pray.
Once very lost, now finding pieces of Grace
Imagining you there next to them at play.
It must be hard to see your siblings living
Held to the breast, lovingly and still breathing.

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Related Poem: “The Weight of Emptiness
Thank you, Laura Lee Bonde, for the inspiration to speak about this taboo topic.

Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway in pdf

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    1. Thank you, Laura! You definitely inspired me to speak out about this. A very tough subject. Thank you for being my muse. I never forgot Hemingway’s short story and it opened right up to that page when I picked up my literature 500 page book. Thank you, Laura, for your support and appreciating my words. Much love! Tiffany

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      1. I learned a long time ago: things hidden inside would end up being used against me by darkness, so I became an open book! I was telling my 23 year old daughter about you, earlier this week and again today. 🙂

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  1. One step closer to freedom of the shadows Tiffany. I imagine this pain, shame, and feelings of guilt leaving you like a helium balloon. It floats out and then up and away. Very inspiring of you to be open and vulnerable about these hard dark secrets. Always here for you. 💕

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