Friday, February 27, 2009

lost

She's lost in eternal grieving, skin chilled

endless hours tick by, unpleasantly filled

the past the present the future rehearsed

unbearable heartache. God she has cursed

a cavern replaces a maternal beating heart

so precious a life was barely given a fair start


A mother afflicted with such unimaginable grief

to completely love and nurture and it be only but brief

devastating pain a lifetime of heartache is only part of the cost

for a parent who bares the unthinkable tragedy of a beloved child... lost.

I originally had something else in mind for the SS prompt, But after reading about Sherrie's friend's tragic loss, i found my mind couldn't wrap around anything else but their horrific circumstance. As a mother I can't even begin to imagine how any one can begin to cope with this type of loss. I also can't stop questioning WHY.
My heart pains and goes out to these dear people. Their staggering tragedy is so terribly sad.





12 comments:

anthonynorth said...

A heartfelt post. So tragic.

paisley said...

i knew as i read this the inspiration for these words.. you wonder sometimes how so much grief could be cast a upon one family and leave the rest of us unscathed...

Fledgling Poet said...

I can't even comprehend the pain and grief...thank you for sharing this moving post.

Skittles said...

I can't begin to imagine either...

Penny said...

That is so terrible Lucy. At least we are all stopping for a moment to think about this, even if it is hard.

Patois said...

Oh, Lucy, it is painful to read. Beautiful, your words, but too painful.

Tumblewords: said...

Tragedy that breaks hearts of strangers...You've done a great job of portraying this loss and Giggles wrote a wonderful poem, as well. So sad...

forgetfulone said...

I can't begin to imagine that kind of pain.

Granny Smith said...

I agree with all of the above and feel that you have expressed it beautifully.

XXXX

floreta said...

i also know someone who has lost a baby (still born). years later and they still have tears.. i can't imagine.

Redness said...

Oh so painful, so heartfelt, so well written, you're wonderful. xo

Giggles said...

Lucy thank you for this beautiful truth you've written on behalf of my friends loss. Truly this is so special....I will copy and email it to her.

Love Sherrie