AFTER HER CHILD DIED.

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A MOTHER'S GRIEF.

Submitted: August 03, 2008

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After her child died
She would sit and brood,
Would pick at her food,
Would refuse to smile

As if smiling were
A betraying act
Against the deep grief
That gnawed inside her.

Some days she would walk
Alone by herself
Along by the sea
Watching the tide’s rush

Hit against the shore
Listened to the sound
Of the sea’s harsh roar
Felt the punch of sea’s

Power in the pit
Of her stomach core.
After her child died
She would lie awake

In the early hours
Watching the sun’s move
Across the ceiling
Like a playful child

Which would bring on tears
For her child’s lost years
And the vacant space
Inside her pierced heart

Echoing loudly
Each sullen moment
Of her waking day.


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