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To The Niece That Never Was

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To The Niece That Never Was

Sweet little girl who snuck upon her mom
without plans already in place to meet,
you’re a tiny hero, a bitter balm
for the wound that left an empty car seat.
A routine visit that ended in tears,
and an operation for the next week.
My sister’s truth was a mother’s worst fear,
never to hold her babe, to stroke her cheek.

After the grim appointment, her eyes glazed
her heart rate jumped high, and her fever raised.
Illness would have stolen her, but for fate.
You had asked a favor at heaven’s gate.
Thank you for saving my sister, sweet one.
I wish though, it didn’t mean your life was done.


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  1. Date: 11/10/2012 6:13:00 PM
    BRITTANY, enjoyed seeing you on Craig's winning list.. always~ pd

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 1:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on you well deserved win Brittany xx

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 3:04:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning poem in the "Loss" contest - / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 2:40:00 PM
    So sad Brittany, I pray your sister will know the joy she deserves.

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 2:31:00 PM
    A powerful write.Congrad's on Your Win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Craig's "Loss" contest Brittany. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:09:00 AM
    Congratulations ....So sad in my work I see this so much.....Seren

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 9:40:00 AM
    This gave me goosebumps. Very sad, but beautifully written.

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 9:45:00 PM
    wonderful poem, love elizabeth