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Melancholy Memory

Awaken Mama!
It was my daughter's voice.
Gentle shaking gave me
little choice.

Not wanting to hear,
I tried to turn away
from her sad face and tears.
To delay.

I'm sorry Mama,
I wish it was not true.
I don't want to bring sad
news to you.

Her words broke my heart.
My precious son is dead.
He is too young to die.
My soul bled.

We held each other
and mingled anguished tears.
And so we sat until
daylight nears.

Written May 21/13

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  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:06:00 AM
    The ultimate heartbreak is to lose a child. I feel for you and I know this was a hard poem to write

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 8:45:00 PM
    Joyce, a nice winning poem. *Congratulations in Constance "Melancholy Memory" contest. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 12:23:00 PM
    Congrats on your well deserved placement in the contest. Thanks for your recent congratulatory comments in my winning works. AO

  1. Date: 6/4/2013 2:02:00 PM
    I can't imagine losing a matter the age, however it were to happen....nothing could be worse. I know just from losing my own son-in-law recently, how terrible it hurts.

  1. Date: 5/22/2013 5:12:00 AM
    So sad indeed! We all have our melancholy memories.

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 4:03:00 PM
    so sad! well written, though...

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 11:19:00 AM
    - To lose her child, something that a mother never forgets - A lovely but so sad poem dear Joyce! - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 11:03:00 AM
    very sad and heartfelt.I was on your blog yesterday and noticed you live in washington.I also live in bonney lake wash.I was just wondering were you are from?take care