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Part of me died that day

Words I never thought I’d read,
Made your intentions clear indeed

You were created in love
A special gift from God above,
Your tiny hands and feet
So innocent and so sweet
You are my son, my reason for living
What have I done that makes you so unforgiving?

As we celebrate the joyous birth
A newborn life has come to earth
A symbol of such hope and joy
A beautiful, healthy, baby boy
My son has a son and a son
Nanna’s job has just begun

I gaze at the text on my phone
In this busy terminal, I feel so alone
I have never mistreated you in any way
How can this be what you say?
“You do not deserve to see your grandchildren, anyway
Have a good flight and be on your way!”

I board the plane in a daze
30 hours pass in a haze
My dying mother sees my pain
But I do not wish to complain
So I smile and shrug; what can I say
But part of me died that day

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 1/14/2019 3:39:00 AM
This is marvelous. Leaves a rock in my gut. Sometimes, life stinks, and we are left gasping for air. I am glad you have come back to PS! Your work is very powerful and elemental. PLEASE KEEP WRITING!
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Date: 2/26/2014 7:19:00 PM
You got off to a good start on this site with a fine entry like this one. This was sad to read, but a well-written piece.
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Date: 2/18/2014 8:57:00 PM
Huberta, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you enjoy the community, as I did when I first join the soup March 2010. You will find many friendly poets, who ready to take you under the their wings, and support and offer any kind of feedback. I will be around to help you grow with the community, if you like. I look forward to meeting and reading any poems or smiles you offer. :) :) :) We are one big happy family. (Drama & Love) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Huberta van Akkeren
Date: 2/18/2014 9:58:00 PM
Hi Linda, thank you for the warm welcome. I am sure there is a story behind the ominous name you have chosen...from what i have read you certainly do not seem to destroy poetry...dare one ask??? Cheers Huberta
Date: 2/14/2014 2:13:00 AM
- Warm welcome to PoetrySoup,Huberta- I choose your first moving written poem - hope you will write many poem in the future- Hope you will be satisfied with our "soup family" - we are many .. but has plenty of room for you too- PoetrySoup Rule1: Be kind and keep PoetrySoup a haven. PoetrySoup is a drama free zone(Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours.) Thank you posted your words and thoughts here, I want to come back to read more another day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Huberta van Akkeren
Date: 2/14/2014 3:44:00 PM
Thank-you for your words of welcome. I certainly hope to enjoy, contribute and partake of the soup. I have read a few of your poems and they are beautiful.Your descriptions are vivid and clear while displaying strong emotion. I think i am going to enjoy the inspiration of the talented people in the soup. Till next time ...cheers H
Date: 2/13/2014 10:13:00 PM
I know the feeling Huberta, , Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. I will find much delight, in reading and in time become familiar with your way of writing. But, for the mean time, I will greet you with the same smile, other poets passed when I first join the soup 4 years ago. I wish you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT
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Huberta van Akkeren
Date: 2/13/2014 11:20:00 PM
Hi SKAT, thanks for the welcoming words.look forward to reading your work as well cheers H