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The Worm Poem

A Certain Kind Of Death She was in love Their expression of it Was the perfection of it The way they shared What they had Was beyond compare Today is the culmination Of their dedication Today she is pregnant Overwhelmed Overjoyed Her heart sings Then the phone rings At the hospital Next to her dead husband How is this possible Why did this happen Grief stricken But not heartbroken She still had a piece of him She had to be strong For their child Even though he was gone She had to find a way To march on Pain and spot bleeding At the hospital again Getting ready for birthing No rhyme or reason For complication She took care of her body Took care of her baby Its two months too soon For the child to leave the womb Lacking strength and power It only lived an hour She could only scream She could only scream No strength to go through the motions She hasn’t seen family or friends Trying to find something within nothing left to give No reason to live Her mind is out of reasons she is dead inside Her memories fading away She’s doesn’t want to lose them Tries to hold on to them She racks her brain all day Trying to find a way To keep them fresh and vibrant It came to her at a convenience store A fisherman was buying some worms She saw them wiggling Saw them moving She bought all they had And took them home She knew she had gone mad But she didn’t want to be alone Lying in her bed Longing for the dead She put the worms in her womb And pretended her baby was alive Her days were filled with joy They were going to have a boy Her husband would stay home He could finally feel him kick and move His happiness was there only wish They would love and cherish Every moment of everyday The perfect family For everyone to envy She wasn’t alone anymore She didn’t have to cry She was no longer ripped and torn Her evenings were horrifying She wasn’t taking worms out She was reliving her baby dying She never once heard it crying Never got to hold it in her arms Failed to keep it from harm She was useless She was helpless She was hopeless She should have died too She should have kept him inside her Even if it had killed her She decided one day To keep her baby Decided not to let the doctors take it away She started to feel some pain She decided on a name She can barely move now She would keep David safe somehow She’s constantly bleeding and convulsing She can feel his life pulsating She gave birth before she died With the worms pouring out and of one thing there is no doubt There is a certain kind of death Waiting, for some of us

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 4/25/2015 1:58:00 AM
Ooh yeah, there's a lot of unnerving stuff in here. But what a write, what passion. Great stuff.
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Date: 3/2/2015 6:47:00 PM
Got curious over the original write with your recent post. This is even better than the sequel. Not that I favor this type. However, your skillful storytelling had me spellbound, again. Kim
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Date: 3/1/2015 9:37:00 AM
I am almost lost for words. This is both exceptional and disturbing. The impression will stay with me. I am off to read part two.
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Date: 1/25/2015 7:41:00 PM
Speechless...no sound sleeping 2night
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Date: 12/16/2014 9:54:00 AM
Hi Nathan...this is so powerfully sad, touching, dramatic and very emotional. Love does play tricks on the mind. // paul
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Date: 5/21/2014 2:49:00 PM
Whoa, Nathan, this is incredible!
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Date: 5/21/2014 12:42:00 PM
I hope not. I don't think anyone is waiting to die. I think they are waiting to live! Great poem :)
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Date: 3/16/2014 12:58:00 PM
My sweet love.. :) It was nice to see your poem featured in the poetry soups, home page this past week. Enjoy the coming week. Always & Forever *LINDA
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Date: 3/11/2014 10:10:00 AM
This one gets me good all the time, still a fav. Nate, CONGRATULATIONS, on having your poem featured on the soup's home page. I'm always enjoying The Soups top picks of the week. Take Care ~SKAT~
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Date: 3/10/2014 8:30:00 PM
Whoa.. Heavy material and written in such a way to inspire visual impressions, even when I don't want to look. Powerful!
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Date: 10/17/2013 3:15:00 AM
A lot of images coming thru here, have you known any one who has lost their babies ? I have, " me" twice, you describe it pretty well. Hey thank you for coming by to read my Fairy Tales poem ;} I will be reading your other poems ;}
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Date: 8/10/2013 10:18:00 PM
Good morning my very dear friend Nathan. I'm deeply moved by your very touching & heartfelt poem.I couldn't help myself but cry. You wrote such a stunning & outstanding masterpiece. I'm so sorry for the late read but I'm loving your precious gem so much. Thank you so much for sharing. Thank you as well for my win in your latest contest & also the previous ones. Million thanks! Big hugs! Pls. give my regards to my poet sis. Have a grace-filled wkend to you and your love ones! love lots, Leonora
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Date: 8/10/2013 2:37:00 PM
way beyond my expectations, nathan.. this gripping account , with detailed plots and images, astound me...i felt this languishing mood and empathisized with your subject... thank you for appreciating my piece, i enjoyed the whole process... :) i'll try to submit something for your fairy theme...huggs and all the best
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Date: 8/9/2013 2:32:00 PM
Nathan, what a heart wrenching write, I brought tears to my eyes to think of the pain this women endured, you took us on a very emotional, deep and dark journey, well done and I want to thank you for my wins in yours contests, Good Poems Only and Late Night Poems, I am so very honoured. Constance
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Date: 8/9/2013 9:25:00 AM
This poem seems to be based on some tragic true life story (I hope not).....but pulls the emotions along the most difficult ride. Those last two lines....say it all, with somber, graphic reality.... I hope we will see more of your poetry posted Nathan.. ps.....thank you always for the compliment when choosing my poems for placement in your contests. Thanks! Carrie
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Date: 8/9/2013 7:15:00 AM
so if you see two very similar ones, it's the sonnet that I want entered and not the shorter version of that poem. Maybe my poem did not show up at all. I am very confused! since your contest area looks like it will allow me to enter your contest (but still I am showing already entered in my own member area)
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Date: 8/9/2013 7:13:00 AM
oh oh!!! I just saw that you had no soupmail. Ok, first thanks for liking my poems in your contest. It was a very nice surprise to see myself on both lists last night. Second, I entered your fairy contest last night and something weird happened. I may have entered another one by accident with almost the same title, but when I went back to see what happened, it was very odd. It does not show me as having entered at all, yet I am showing it was entered in my member area.
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Date: 8/9/2013 7:09:00 AM
I do remember this poem. It really stuck in my head from the last time I read it. And thanks for putting it here because I wanted to get a hold of you by soupmail. Please see my message.
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Date: 7/21/2013 4:50:00 PM
Ow gee this reminds me of a friend of mine who lost her baby and she.nearly died too..In her case their was her husband for support.Your poem is very deep and I do believe depression can easily knock the door when loosing someone we love and there s nothing worse.than facing it alone..Well done
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Date: 7/6/2013 10:39:00 PM
:-) enjoying your Featured Poem of the week. take care and have yourself a great coming week. xox~ LINDA"
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Date: 7/4/2013 5:54:00 PM
Nathan, a mesmerizing poem that certainly has some drama and shock value. Captivating :)
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Date: 7/4/2013 9:56:00 AM
happy 4th Nate, I have a feeling I read this poem a few times. lmfao' anyhow :-) it looks awesome in the front page. Luv*SKAT
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Date: 7/2/2013 11:13:00 PM
BTW, tell Linda hi for me and that I hope she is doing ok.
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Date: 7/2/2013 11:13:00 PM
Nathan, so glad you liked my Saturday Reflection because I think it is one of my best for non rhyming style. Where are more poems from you? get them up!!!
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Date: 7/2/2013 2:35:00 PM
Wow, this is a truly great write. Very well constructed and told.Very well written. Great work!
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