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Someone's Child

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Martie
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Someone’s Child


I read there was a miracle child
undead
I saw her smile from the newsprint
her dark hair curled

I could not read
the screams that had rained on her spring
with no sound
her heart slowing to almost stop
again and again
and sleep far deeper than night

Those who loved her must have wished
her free of life
in their secret souls
lost hope to weight
that crushed inside
till death was in their eyes

But
she lived
through the scream
the unimagined soundless terror
and found her way
in darkness
with no breath
fought her way through chance
and lived

My own gamine girl
took to death so quickly
that same year
that same spring
holding the same soundless scream
inside her

Oh I would be the mother
of a miracle child
and not me


© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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NICE WORK! MANY HIDDEN MEANINGS. I LIKE IT. HOPE TO READ MORE.

SUNDANCE

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Marilyn
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Oh Martie...Oh Martie....My heart is broken and I have no words. I have just my thoughts and I am sending them to you.
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I can only imagine your pain. I'm sure it never leaves a mother's heart. Your poem is heartbreaking. Very well done.

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Denise

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