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Tara Simms
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Honea Path, SC USA


0 posted 08-13-99 12:36 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Will I ever again feel the flutter of my unborn child?
Soft, feathery movements of a butterfly.
This person who is a part of me and so familiar that our hearts beat as one?

Can I relive the magic of that tender moment the first time our eyes lock?
The wonder at this tiny angel nestling in my arms?

My soul weeps from deep within
for I know it will never be.
The cradle stands empty
knowing it will never rock again.
My womb, once bursting with life,
now sits barren.
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Tara Simms
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1 posted 08-13-99 12:39 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Graham, you're poem "Gift of Life" struck a nerve. I just penned this in response to the emotions your poem brought forth.
Terri
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Oh Tara....how sad. This definitely hits a nerve.
Severn
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3 posted 08-13-99 12:49 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

What could anyone possibly say? I read what you wrote in Prose and I'm assuming you work with kids. They're not 'yours' I know - but I hope they're a comfort to you, and I hope coming here is a comfort too.
Tara Simms
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Honea Path, SC USA


4 posted 08-13-99 12:52 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

*swallowing a lump* don't feel too sorry for me. i chose to have a tubal ligation at the age of 21, because my husband (who i'm now divorcing) didn't want more children. the hardest part is knowing i brought this on myself. it's the only regret i have.
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