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Empty Baby

What sort of life
Is taken away
Without a word
Without a say

From a life unknown
Unsewn to her side
Just left to slide
Into an unknown tomb

Ripped from the womb
That lies empty
Surrounded by plenty
Of long, happy lives

So we strive
To burn our hurt, our rage
Turn over another page
And move on from the grief

Spilt out from that brief
Elapse of time
But I don’t feel fine,
Or know how to remember

How to dismember
This event from my mind
And I yearn to find
A memory to create

And abate
These feelings that I’ve left you alone
On your own
With no love surrounding you

No future to renew
No reality born
Just torn
From our empty lives

I’m so sorry (I will never forget you)

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  1. Date: 8/22/2009 7:42:00 AM
    This is a wonderful, awesome piece; I love every bit of it. You are such a great poet. Please keep writing and congrats on your poem being featured this week. Hope to read more of your wonderful poems. You are great friend! Adeleke

  1. Date: 8/20/2009 5:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on being featured this week, Gareth!! "No future to renew/ No reality born/ Just torn/ From our empty lives"...fantastic lines! Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/19/2009 2:48:00 PM
    This is a sad but brilliant poem. Nobody would be expected to forget a loss like this. God knows that. We're not made to forget and act like bad things don't happen; but to remember that bad things don't happen all the time. I love your poem and it certainly deserved to be featured.

  1. Date: 8/18/2009 12:04:00 PM
    Congratulations on being featured>>James

  1. Date: 8/18/2009 9:25:00 AM
    Gareth, Congratulations on having your insightful poem featured this week. Ripped by choice or ripped by nature, the loss lingers for a lifetime. There may be less guilt when nature does the ripping. But the pain and thoughts remain unforgotten just the same. Only new life and the business of childrearing can offer the hurt a morsel of comfort. And then, those thoughts come again, but a little less frequently. God give you peace. Lovingly, DAS-J

  1. Date: 8/18/2009 7:09:00 AM
    Heartfelt and heart wrenching poem. Well deserved feature. All the best, Krista

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 10:19:00 AM
    Excellent, although sorrowful - congratulations on being featured.

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 4:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Gareth. Love Carol

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 1:04:00 PM
    No one does ever forget the lose. Hugs Light & Love