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Remembrance (dedicated to Laurel)

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hoot_owl_rn
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Remembrance
(Dedicated to Laurel)

I awoke last night,
thinking I felt your movements,
and as my hand
traced lazily down my abdomen;
I remembered you were gone.
The flatness of my belly
suddenly felt so foreign;
and the memory of you
caused my breasts to weep
in tears of milk.
I reached to clasp the tiny box,
containing a foot print card
and a lock of your hair,
with the same hands
that only days before
shook as they touched your perfect face.
You were born in silence ~
and something inside me died.
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
one voice
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1 posted 07-05-99 09:13 PM       View Profile for one voice   Email one voice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for one voice

I really liked this one a lot. It is sad, but expressed with beautiful words.

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~one voice~

***For myself I Live,
Live intensely and am fed by life,
and my value, whatever it be, is in my own kind of expression
of that. -Henry James
Franni
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2 posted 07-05-99 11:28 PM       View Profile for Franni   Email Franni   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Franni

The beginning of the poem made me think it was a love lost poem and then, when the true meaning became clearer, it added to the emotional impact of the poem. Beautifully written and powerfully done.
Sally S.
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3 posted 07-05-99 11:29 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

It's so hard to express your feelings in such a way during a tragic loss. What words could I use to convey my sympathy? I cannot begin to realize what the loss of a child does to your soul....that is until I read something like this.
It takes great courage to lay your heart out on the table like this (so to speak). Thank you for sharing this with us.
thursdayschild
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4 posted 07-25-99 08:01 PM       View Profile for thursdayschild   Email thursdayschild   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for thursdayschild

This is one of those poems that invokes such sadness, leaves you wordless...
Deeply poignant work of art.
hoot_owl_rn
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Thursdays Child...thank you for reviving this one from the dead...it got so lost in the shuffle when it was posted and I think it is one of those poems that needs to be read. There are many out there that have dealt with similar circumstances. Thanks so much for your comments
Ruth

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
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