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A Mother's Grief

Sadness and heartache 
overwhelm my body. My arms 
are heavy from the emptiness 
they feel. Where is the child I 
was to hold on this day. Why 
must I hurt in this terrible way. 

 Why must my heart be filled 
with darkness and despair. 
When will I see the light again. 
Please just hold me until that 
day is here. Please just love me 
and let me know you are near. 

I feel an emptiness that cannot 
be filled. My mind overflows 
with painful memories. I cannot 
make them go away. I fear that 
this pain is here to stay.

 Dreams that are never to be 
fulfilled. A piece of myself that 
will never be real. A loving coo 
that will never be heard. Never 
a laugh or a cry or the awaited 
first word. 

No first steps to be taken. No 
first day of school. No first time 
at bat, or catching a ball. For 
my son, there will be no firsts 
at all. 

I am lost in a grief that is all 
my own. Shedding tears for a 
life that will never be known. 
With a broken heart, full of 
sadness and fear. I love you 
sweet Matthew. Mommy will 
always be here.

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  1. Date: 10/17/2014 9:00:00 AM

    I am sorry,Kirstie . This is the first poem of yours I have read. But.. I am praying to the Almighty.
  1. Date: 5/8/2014 3:10:00 PM

    I really feel this poem and grieve with you. Having suffered the loss you encounter on a daily basis, I'd like to say it gets easier, but it really doesn't. You are in my prayers.
  1. Date: 1/26/2014 2:49:00 AM

    Full of experience. As if true.
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 10:44:00 AM

    I AM VERY OVERWHELMED BY YOUR POEM IT IS REALLY HEARTBREAKING
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 1:48:00 PM

    Heartbreaking poetry is the order of the day here, Kristie. The anguish which poured from your pen is enough to bring tears from a grown man. Tragic!
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 4:28:00 PM

    Kristie , it is very sad poem, I can't imagine loosing a child, the hurt, the shattered dreams, I am sorry. Sad, but you put the words so beautiful.... love Ellie

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