Friday, October 5, 2012

October 5, 2012



Envision a Mother’s Sorrow*

The death of a child
of any age
tosses a mother’s universe
off its axis

Unfathomable anguish
tears her heart,
mind,
every
thing

Memories languish, linger
in torment
Cozy new-baby smell
Blushed-apple cheeks,
Lilting laughter

Her hopes and dreams
Infused his air,
A cocoon surrounding him

If she only could have protected him now
Her man-child,
her adult boy
yet,
her babe.

*Inspired by the tragedies suffered by two mothers who are dear to me

9 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that is so sad. I have some friends who lost their babies right after birth.

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  2. I will hold your friends in my heart. Thanks for writing Danielle. xoA

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  3. Loved the ending, left me wondering if there was another level of lost baby/boy/child/man?

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    1. What a compliment! Thank you, Teresa; I'm glad you like it. xoA

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  4. Oh Annis, this is touching and heartbreaking. I send hugs to the mothers who have suffered these losses.

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    1. Thank you, Lena. I'm glad it touched you. xoA

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  5. It doesn't matter when a baby is lost. The impact is unforgettable. The poem shows the wrenching of loss and the ache we parents feel when we cannot protect our children.

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    1. Exactly the feeling I had in mind, Beth. Thanks for writing. xoA

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