Student Caitlin Hankey joined City Voices just a couple of months ago and, and in her her first quartley writing competition with the group won first prize. The competition was themed "The day it rained forever" and was judged by one of our several literary connections, who found Caitlin's poem profoundly moving. City Voices gives a big welcome to Caitlin, a budding script writer who is a clearly a a muti-faceted writer. We are delighted to have her on board.
The day it rained forever
I had to give birth to you;
Knowing I couldn’t spend anytime
on earth with you.
As I hold you in my arms,
and stroke your tiny palms,
it was like you were asleep,
so quiet, and not a peep.
Whereas, I just sit there and weep.
The rain down the window,
resembled the tear down my cheek.
Oh how I wish I got to hear you speak;
I knew you couldn’t stay,
but that moment when they took you away
tore me apart.
How could this be the end,
when we didn’t even get a start?
©Caitlin Hankey 2016