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,

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
her babe.

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