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The First Miscarriage - soon 31 years ago...

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Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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0 posted 02-15-2000 01:50 AM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

Of Julian Jacinth...

~ ~ ~


But seventeen when I was thrown
into an agony unknown.
- - -
Curled in a spiraling crimson flood;
the sweet-acrid iron scent of blood.
- - -
Pain paralyzed me, there alone -
I wondered of the baby sown.
- - -
But cramping spasms held me fast;
and in my bed, nightmare aghast...
- - -
Violent thrust in shocked surprise -
for there before my panicked eyes
- - -
Amidst the twisting flow of red,
there lay my tiny baby - dead.
- - -
Oh miniature newborn, girl or boy,
it would not matter, my loved joy.
- - -
I thought that youd be ever near;
now you lie cool in my hand, so dear.
- - -
For all my time, Ill mourn you sweet;
life neer again shall be complete.

* * *

From February 20, 1969


And from this point, originates my signature of all time...




 ...Living is ever like crossing rivers; finding a new life on each shore ... RJG


© Copyright 2000 Rosemary J. Gwaltney - All Rights Reserved
CMGrimm
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Rosemary, this must have been a very deeply painful time for you.  I'll remember and keep you in my prayers.  
Thank you for sharing this with us.

Chris
devina
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2 posted 02-15-2000 02:50 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Once again Rose...you stun me with the courage you have to move on and make the best of life...regardless of all that you've lost.  You hang in there girl...you're an inspiration to us all. And as always, you and Dayl frequent my prayers!! hugs hun!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
HelmutB
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I can litterally feel the pain
Your poem is a picture of love
My thoughts are with you Rosemary

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

tracie66
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4 posted 02-15-2000 05:24 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Dear Rosemary your poem made me cry tears for you and all the other women who have miscarried it must be so painful and it's something that you never get over..I give you a big HUG and hope you still get plenty from time to time from family and friends   Tracie
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5 posted 02-15-2000 06:34 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Rosemary~
I've felt your heart break in this piece,
perhaps also into tiny pieces,
which you handed out to the others
who would come into your love.

'...Living is ever like crossing rivers; finding a new life on each shore ... RJG'

What a remarkable woman you are.
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 02-15-2000 08:03 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Rosemary,
A remarkable poem and you are a wonderful poetess. I don't always reply but I always read your poems. Sy
hoot_owl_rn
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SO well stated and oh so very sad   My thoughts are with you on this day as you share your loss with us. (((HUGS)))
Martie
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Rosemary, there is so much sadness in a death so close to the beginning, and you so young.  You have written of it with your usual ability to snag my heart.
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