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Wrong time, wrong place

I saw the saddest place today,
One grave,
Two babies
Lost the same day.

Ancient tree above them,
Not yet in leaf,
Covered with snowdrops,
Surrounded by grief.

Weathered stones around them
Tell of long lives, well lived.
Hard working farmers
Nothing left to give.

But these babies,
One six months, the other two years,
Shouldn't be here
In this place full of tears.

Instead, think of them growing,
First toddlers, then boys
Running through fields, 
Playing with toys.

Next comes the man;
Then husbands and dads.
After long years of hard work
They're at peace, at last.

And then they return to this place
Cool and shady.
Well-loved, long-lived,
Not toddler, not baby.

13 April 2018


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Date: 2/12/2019 12:20:00 AM
beautiful poem penned
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Date: 5/12/2018 12:50:00 PM
Anna, such an emotional and sad write, I could feel the sorrow. John
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Date: 4/25/2018 1:11:00 PM
wonderful tribute to lovely babies
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Date: 4/20/2018 5:01:00 PM
Another beautiful heart touching poem. Wonderful in its sadness.
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Date: 4/18/2018 7:42:00 PM
Oh goodness. A beautiful tribute to our babies taken way before their time. Congratulations on your win! One of the best ones I've read.
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Date: 4/17/2018 7:12:00 PM
So very moving, Anna. We don't know why these things happen...sad. Congratulations on your placement in the contest. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 4/16/2018 2:06:00 PM
Congrats on your well deserved placement, Anna. Well done.
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Date: 4/16/2018 1:12:00 PM
This poem so moving it brought tears to my eyes Anna. You never get over losing a child especially a baby. I would've had this beautiful poem much higher on the list. I am putting this poignant poem into my faves! Congratulations on making this short list. ; )
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Date: 4/16/2018 11:24:00 AM
A wonderful and sad write, Anna, congratulations on your win!!!!! Hugs Eve
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Date: 4/16/2018 10:54:00 AM
Congratulations Anna! Your amazing poem has placed in my PoetrySoup contest. Very well done my friend, Emile.
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Date: 4/13/2018 6:12:00 AM
Many things have not been revealed...sad situations happen indeed...Nicely written...All the best Anna...
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