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I Named Her Clair

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I Named Her Clair

Sharp pain sliced like a red rose thorn,
prior to church on Sunday morn.
It felt as though insides were torn,
when she was born, when she was born.

No time to wait, she did not care,
she wailed real loud then gasped for air.
Her twin inside, they could not spare.
I named her Clair, I named her Clair.

The tears inside me never dried,
I felt despair, that one had died.
To give them life, I really tried,
but still I cried, but still I cried.

Copyright © 2013 By Caryl S. Muzzey

Sixth Place Winner ~ "Monotetra" Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Kim Merryman
July 16, 2013

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  1. Date: 7/6/2015 7:58:00 PM
    I like this poem.

  1. Date: 7/6/2015 4:29:00 PM
    Brutal! Well written with passion. Makes me wonder what the first through fifth place poems were like.

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 3:12:00 PM
    sorry this onehad to be true. It is a gem of a poem!

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 6:08:00 PM
    Caryl, I feel the deep grief in this beautifully written poem of tragic circumstance. Elegant lines filled with love and pain... Congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 9:40:00 PM
    Congrats In Kim's "Monotetra" contest....take care...LINDA

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 3:02:00 PM
    Seamlessly put together! What an experience to be remembered in a poem forever, though I feel sad for Clair.

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:57:00 AM
    Just so beautiful and well written. Congratulations

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:50:00 AM
    Very sad but nicely done. congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:40:00 AM
    Caryl, congrats on your win with this heart-wrenching write! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:24:00 AM
    so very sad ..hugs..Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 8:56:00 PM
    I really loved this. So heartbreaking and real. Excellent job.

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 4:21:00 PM
    wow, you took the sad route, same as I and you came up with a wonderful tragic poem. Is it true, dear??? Sorry if it is a true story. I'm faving this one.

    Muzzey Avatar Caryl Muzzey
    Date: 6/25/2013 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Based on truth. Thought of my daughter losing her child and went with it. I'm pretty sure this is how she felt.