“Every morning I wake up
And get ready for the costume ball
I put on my mask
And dress that is not my own
This outfit I don
Is not my true style
But I wear it anyway
Because it is less daring
And I don’t take risks
Because I am afraid my true
Will not be appreciated
Will be laughed at
Because I am different
Like no other
Unlike the majority of others………”

–Kaitlyn Elkins age 14


About gatito2

My name is Rhonda. I'm a registered nurse, for the last 20 years, that has not been able to work since the day I learned of my daughter's death by suicide 4-12-13. (She actually died 4-11-13 and her body was not found until the 12th) Me and my husband have been married for 32 years and he's a wonderful man. We grieve in different ways. He works, I write. This is my journey through this horrible land of losing a child..
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6 Responses to Costume

  1. What a haunting expression of how she must have felt since a teen. hugs


  2. jmgoyder says:

    I got a bit shaky reading this.


  3. gatito2 says:

    I talked to her about it then. She shrugged it off and I thought everyone really felt that way at one time or another. Stupid me.


  4. Please don’t blame yourself. You couldn’t have known.


  5. gatito2 says:

    I know…kind of.


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