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Through His Eyes

As I stroked his brow and held his hand He blinked his eyes one last time A final touch, a final glimpse One last breath and his soul slipped away He was finally free Of the body that could no longer live His arms that couldn’t hold The legs that wouldn’t dance His voice that couldn’t say What his heart was barely beating for Through his eyes I saw revealed Months of suffering, yet years of contentment Days of disappointment, among a lifetime of joy A light that would not go out … just moving on My lips kissed his quietly cooling cheek As a tear made its journey to my heart Our earthly connection coming to a close While the new life inside me gently stirs As the weeks go on, I feel this strength With each subtle kick and stretch As my body nourishes, my healing heart feels This glorious intimate bond Is a higher power bringing forth Into my arms this miraculous creation With one loss, I gained an inner peace With the promise of his everlasting love, I found hope The vitality of his spirit I was able to recognize In the light of my newborn’s eyes
Written on: August 25, 2011 By: "Secret Sister Searching Soulfully"

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  1. Date: 8/28/2011 6:05:00 PM
    A moving write Shani, if I am not mistaken this is for Nikko's contest hey?? wishing you all the best with this beauty.. love wilma

  1. Date: 8/26/2011 4:24:00 PM
    Very poignant and touchy write, Shani

  1. Date: 8/26/2011 1:56:00 PM
    I have enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today Shani. I love poetry that is written from the heart as I believe that is where the best poetry comes from. I wish you a wonderful weekend filled with Love, Good Health and loads of Inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 10:23:00 PM
    A very heart moving poem Shani! Your last verse of gaining inner peace really moved me. The light is very touching... A powerful force when it comes to light and eyes.. Thanks for sharing..p.d.