Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sudden


The memory smells sweet like talcum and lotion,
yet sets heavy endless heartbreak in motion.
A baby held forever in angel’s arms,
protected in Heaven, safe from earth’s harms.
The empty, still cradle is left in our heart,
all hopes and dreams to prevail, torn apart.
Love and loss do not end in a grave;
they forever remain, our hearts to enslave.

Poem: McGuffy Ann Morris
Picture: Photobucket


24 comments:

  1. Sometimes you just blow me away ... your talent exceeds even the greatest expectations. This is painful, but wonderful.

    Andrea

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  2. So poignant and sad. Your abilities to capture the depth of personal emotion in poem continues to amaze me.

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  3. Awwww this is most poignant! Take care
    x

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  4. Touching poem..very sad and true.

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  5. Oh this is so very true. So very sad, but has happened so many times.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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  6. :) This is sooo sweet, Mrs. Mack. ~~ Actually like sweet and sour, though we morn the loss and take it very hard yet the better news is that God wants that baby with Him, now and forever.

    Please note that I'm on my other blog today. We are still in London and my blogging time is limited. Not long now though, and home!!!
    ..

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  7. This is so moving, beautifully written!

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  8. SO sad and sweet. The photo reminds me of a cradle my uncle built for my parents first baby...We used it as a bookcase for many years after she was grown...I still have it and my sister who used it is now 65.

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  9. This is a deeply moving poem that speaks for the aching hearts of every parent whoever longed to rock the child that they never got to watch laugh and grow, the children that we never speak of, that wait for us just on the other side. Thank you for a powerful and beautiful poem for Two Shoes Tuesday.

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  10. Yes, you've captured it -- sometimes, when i think of my "angel baby," i feel like my arms will break with the weight of the empty air they hold.

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  11. Unimaginable longing pain that is never forgotten by a loving mother.So sad.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  12. Such sadness yet there is hope,too. Very touching.

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  13. The worst loss imaginable is the loss of a child. I feel such sadness for those who have endured it. Every day I pray I never become one who does. I wouldn't wish that sorrow on anyone.

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  14. Beautiful poem ... so sad and haunting.

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  15. Wow - that chocked me up! It goes right to the heart!

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  16. Ann you have written something so sad but at the same time it's beautiful,I'm not quite sure how you have managed that! Maybe the subject is terribly sad but the words are out together beautifully.

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