A Mother's Lament

I'd love to have held you in my arms
As a mother can only do.
I'd love to have pressed my face so close
And known the scent of you.

I'd love to have heard your crying;
I'd love to have seen your smile;
I'd love to have watched you sleeping
In my arms for just awhile.

I'd love to have heard your voice just once
To remember for all my lifetime.
I'd love to have seen your face so I
Could engrave it upon my mind.

But to God we'll all be called someday,
Be it soon, or be it late...
God must have looked down and seen you,
And God just couldn't wait.


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vwhitlock   vwhitlock wrote
on 5/2/2008 7:03:53 AM
Beautiful. When my son died that was the one thought that kept seering inside my brain...just one more smile, one more hug...that's all a mother really wants and misses. Thanks so much for posting this!

StarPoet   StarPoet wrote
on 5/1/2008 9:31:01 PM
Pretty yet sad. I feel for any mother that has to go through this. And you do as well.

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I wrote this in June, 2003 for my daughter Molly who had just miscarried her second child. Having a son, she hoped for a baby girl, who would be named Hannah. I send it out to all the women in this world who may have miscarried a child.
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