Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Just Those Few Weeks



Just Those Few Weeks
by Susan Erlin


For those few weeks-
I had you to myself.
And that seems too short of time
To be changed so profoundly.
In those few weeks-
I came to know you...
And to love you.
You came to trust me with your life.
Oh, what a life I had planned for you!
Just those few weeks-
When I lost you,
I lost a lifetime of hopes,plans, dreams, and aspirations...
A slice of my future simply vanished overnight.
Just those few weeks-
It wasn't enough time to convince others
How special and important you were.
How odd, a truly unique person has recently died
And no one is mourning the passing.
Just a mere few weeks-
And no "normal" person would cry all night
Over a tiny, unfinished baby,
Or get depressed and withdraw day after endless day.
No one would, so why am I?
You were just those few weeks my little one
You darted in and out of my life too quickly.
But it seems that's all the time you needed
To make my life so much richer-
And give me a small glimpse of eternity.





holding you with love dear friend 


xxx




8 comments:

  1. That's it. That's exactly it. Thank you, Barb- you always get it so perfectly. I can feel the love from here and am so grateful.

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  2. Thinking of our dear friend, too.
    xo

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  3. XO. gorgeous poem. holding her close.

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  4. Yes, yes, yes. Except a miscarriage or dead infant is not a normal occurrence - even if it is fairly common it is not a situation that is easy to come to terms with.

    love love love sent to all who miss their child

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  5. Baby loss is so hard. Very apt. Hugsssssss to her and to you.

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  6. Beautiful poem....here's wishing peace, and healing....

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  7. Lovely poem~so sorry to hear another Mom has a fresh loss...

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