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miriam
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0 posted 09-06-99 04:45 PM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for miriam

A voice inside me cries out,
"why did you do it" you ask.
I didn't know what being a mother was about,
Everyday I grieve your loss.

I wonder what you would've looked like?
Would you have my smile?
Or would you be like your father...
The love that only lasted a while.

I was given a choice at three months,
To bring you into this world,
Or to send you back to the one above.
I'm sorry for not showing you love.

Many people tell me to walk with my head high,
To learn from my mistakes and move on.
I'll do whatever you want,
Just please stop asking why.

I didn't know the answer back then
And I don't know it now.
I know the guilt will never go away,
I know the pain is here to stay.

I love you my unborn child...happy fourth birthday.

-Thank You PPF-


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miriam coronado

[This message has been edited by miriam (edited 09-06-99).]
© Copyright 1999 miriam coronado - All Rights Reserved
RainbowGirl
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1 posted 09-06-99 05:02 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Lady!..Listen here for just a moment...you can't keep beating yourself with the same bat...You did what you thought was right at that time, you could have done no more...maybe, one day, you'll have the chance to have another child...and all you can then do is love him or her with everything you have...Believe me, I do know the haunting moments as do others on here..and anytime you need to talk, I'm here..

Big HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.


miriam
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2 posted 09-06-99 05:05 PM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

RainbowGirl...i don't know what to say...Thank you.

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miriam coronado
RainbowGirl
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3 posted 09-06-99 05:09 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Sweetheart

No thanks are needed...like I say, I know a little of what you talk about...it's much better to talk things through than it is to bottle them up...that never does anyone any good and if I can help, I'm glad to be able to do so..

HUGS

[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 09-06-99).]
Pepper
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4 posted 09-06-99 05:21 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Miriam, I agree with Rainbow....I also believe that we can grow from the troubles that life throws our way....a very sensitive and emotional piece and I thank you for sharing.....
Julie
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5 posted 09-06-99 05:53 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Miriam, What COURAGE you have! Although I didn't make this choice. I was once faced
with a simular situation that has stayed with me to this day.
I too, have a child I will never see,
I gave her birth, and set her free.
Find comfort in the Lord, for he did not know you weren't ready to be,
a mother till eternity.



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Julie
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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
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Dark Angel
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6 posted 09-06-99 08:05 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Miriam,this is an emotional poem. I agree with RG and the others, That was the right decision at that time. so hold you head up high love
hoot_owl_rn
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7 posted 09-06-99 08:36 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

A very emotional piece. Life goes on and we can choose to move with it or live in the past, but there is nothing we can do to change the past...only the future. We do what we think we must at the time...hindsight is always 20/20

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
miriam
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8 posted 09-06-99 08:39 PM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

i never thought that this piece was going to attract so much atttention. thank you all for your support. julie...my sentiments and prayers go out to you. email if you ever want to talk.
Denise
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9 posted 09-06-99 08:42 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

The pain of this must run so deep. I can only imagine. We've all done things that we regret. None is worse than another. God is a forgiving God and His peace is for sinners, not saints. God bless you!

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Denise
Julie
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10 posted 09-06-99 09:05 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Ditto...Miriam. Isn't it GREAT, how we lift
each other up. There's no place like home (PIP).
miriam
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11 posted 09-07-99 01:45 AM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

thank you all for your kind words. i can't remember the last time that someone comforted me about this matter.
poetFemmeFatale
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12 posted 09-07-99 12:11 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh Miriam....I sit here with tears in my eyes, making it hard to type! I knew you could do it - this is absolutely beautiful, and so heartfelt. I knew this crowd would applaude your courage....you have touched my heart, and made me proud - it's funny, I've always been so firm & "unforgiving" when it comes to this sensitive topic.....I don't believe in abortion myself...but speaking with you has made me see the sadness & sorrow in the loss, and you've given me a sense of understanding & compassion for the mothers. It only brings pain - what you needed was someone to talk to & guide you. I also wish your baby a Happy Birthday, my son is four, and I cry as I wish I could share him with you.......thank you for touching my heart.


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I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale


poetFemmeFatale
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13 posted 09-07-99 12:16 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I have to make one final comment - just a thought to all who are like me.....firm believers that all should have a right to live.....What is the worser of two evil's? To decide for abortion, or to raise a child in a home where the child feels no love.....because he/she wasn't "wanted".....I think this leads to so much abuse & neglect......parents who don't love their kids, should let someone else love them. I think every situation is as unique as every woman's decision....we don't know, so we shouldn't judge....may we have the strength to live!

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I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale


poetFemmeFatale
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14 posted 09-07-99 12:18 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Miriam, the comment above in no way meant that you wouldn't have loved your child....I know you do. It's intended for the parents who don't love because their kids "ruined their lives..." I don't want anyone to think I directed that towards you.....

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I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale


miriam
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15 posted 09-07-99 12:31 PM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

this poem was inspired by you and it is me who should be thanking you. In best and most delicate time in my life you came to me. You have shared your son with me. You've shown me the love you have for him and I know him through your beauty.

thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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Turn that frown miriam coronado

Mona Lisa
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16 posted 09-07-99 12:58 PM       View Profile for Mona Lisa   Email Mona Lisa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mona Lisa

Miriam, I feel your pain....I went through this too.

Thank you for writing this poem. The strange thing about it is, I felt inspired to write a poem about my experience of abortion to post here but forced it out of my thoughts because I didn't know how people here would recieve it. Well from what I can tell, people here have been very understanding and know that we all go through painful situations in life sometimes that we have a hard time dealing with. Thank you for having the courage to yield to your urges of inspiration and spill your soul on paper.

P.S. I have realized that in hindsight, I did what was best for me at the time.
miriam
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17 posted 09-07-99 01:01 PM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

Mona Lisa..my heart goes out to you. I'm here if you need to talk. Everyone here has been extremely supportive. I have PPF to thank for opening my heart.
Mona Lisa
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18 posted 09-07-99 01:15 PM       View Profile for Mona Lisa   Email Mona Lisa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mona Lisa

Thank you so much Miriam. I will remember that.
poetFemmeFatale
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19 posted 09-07-99 01:45 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

See, this is what's so great about poetry and sharing....it is a form of inexpensive therapy....sometimes it just helps to say the things we've kept bottled up for so long, that eat at us....the words themselves help us heal with time! Emotions that are silenced & bottled up , hurt. I'm so glad you've released your experience & shared with all of us here.....It's probably like a burden has been lifted a little from your heart....makes it a bit easier to cope with. All my love & prayers for you! See how many people you've touched? I'm so proud ! ***blowing kisses & wiping eyes ****

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I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale


WhtDove
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20 posted 09-07-99 02:05 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

My dear, Rainbow is right here! The hardest thing we have to do sometimes is to learn to forgive ourselves. That is something you have to do or this will eat you alive! If you need to talk I am also here, just give me an email!
Deb Lynne
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21 posted 09-07-99 02:23 PM       View Profile for Deb Lynne   Email Deb Lynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deb Lynne

Miriam:

I, too, gave up a chance
To ever have another
To give my little daughter
A chance to have a brother
Not a day goes by without
A thought of what might have been
And I'm not sure what I would do
If ever in that situation again
I ask the Lord to forgive
And one day let me see
That tiny little angel
Who's forver a part of me

And each Sept. 4th, I wish mine a Happy Birthday, too! Head up girl! Love you and here for you always!
miriam
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22 posted 09-07-99 04:30 PM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

im glad that my poem has opened up so many hearts. My email is available for all to write whenever you want. thank you...if i had you here all i would give each a special hug. Finally someone i can talk to about my problem without being judged. I care for you all. Remember that you're my friend...but you're also my brother/sister in Christ.
Iloveit
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23 posted 09-07-99 06:16 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

miriam, great poem, beautifully done, lots of pain, so sending you big hugs
miriam
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24 posted 09-07-99 11:37 PM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

iloveit...i feel the warmth of your hugs...you can't see it but i'm hugging back with all my might...hope you can feel them.
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