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Thank you mommy for keeping my safe while you could

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Thank you mommy for keeping my safe while you could

Thank you mommy for keeping me safe while you could
But I couldn’t stay in there forever even though you preferred that I would
You knew I was sick even before I was born
You told me you were scared and at night you would mourn

You hummed a sweet song and so soft and so low
Even then you knew what would make me feel safe and comfort me so
The day has come when I have to try on my own
Even though I don’t know if I will ever go home

There’s this sharp pain in my chest I hope it ends quick
It makes me grasp for a breath and it’s making me sick
The odds are not great but God will see me through
My skin doesn’t look normal my skin is so blue

The pumps and the meds with the pokes and the prods
Is my daily routine along with a prayer to my God
My mom so worried I think it’s a shame
She won’t leave my side because she thinks she’s to blame

CHD’s don’t care what class, the rich or the poor
At the end of the day you’ll be on your knees on the floor
Praying to your God to give you another day
But as it always happens he always has his way

I know It may not be what mom or I want
But I get a few more hours with help from a shunt
There’s a hole in my chest because the swellings so great
I no longer look human and we all have to wait


We have to wait to see if I live or if I die
My parents are crying now you know the reason why
Things all went silent as I reached for the sky
I looked up to see Jesus with a tear in his eye

Not because he wasn’t happy to see me I know
But because my mom’s heart is broken and it’s hurting her so
She thinks to herself was there something she could have done
But there’s nothing that can change me I’ll always be her son

I love you mommy and I’m okaythere's no more sickness or pain
No more medicines or needles, and no one’s to blame
I’m wrapped in his arms until the day that you die
When you see Jesus with a tear in his eye

For you see you are home and we are together you see
And nothing can separate us it’s just you and just me
And we will be here forever and I prefer that we would
Thank you mommy for keeping me safe while you could

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  1. Date: 2/27/2012 5:31:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week David. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 8:00:00 PM
    sad sad tell.....infant death and miscarriage is a great tragedy to some and to others it is just a cell to be discarded.

    Moore Avatar David Moore
    Date: 2/22/2012 5:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    unfortuanately it happens on a daily basis especially wihen they have a heart defect like my son. you never know how long God will allow you to have them so you treasure every moment